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It’s worth it: Local resource mobilization in the Global South and East

18 November 2015
Lucia Carrasco Scherer and Christen Dobson

Some foundations payout all of their funds towards programs like the Alzheimer programms by UK charity Hearts and Mind; others reserve more funds to build their endowments.
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To hold or pay out – the case for foundation largesse

Children in Abyan,
Yemen watch
women bringing
water from a well,
built through
donations of
external funds
and citizen
feature 1 September 2015

Arab philanthropy: from social giving to social change?

The Marculesti institution for children in Moldova. It was closed in 2012, and most of the children were reunited with their families. © Lumos
opinion 1 September 2015

Why influencing other funding is the best way to achieve your mission

A species of starfish regulates the lives of other sea species in Makah Bay, Washington – similarly impact investors influence the philanthropy ecosystem.
feature 1 September 2015 For Subscribers

Philanthropy’s keystone species

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Alina Porumb – Olga Alexeeva Prize Winner

24 November 2015
Alina Porumb

Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize is a great honor and a deeply meaningful recognition of my contribution to philanthropy. Firstly, due to its connection to the memory of Olga: I remember …

Kumi Naidoo and Kim Hult join Global Greengrants Fund Board of Directors

24 November 2015
Alliance magazine

Global Greengrants Fund is excited to welcome Kumi Naidoo and Kim Hult to its Board of Directors. Kumi Naidoo: Kumi is an internationally renowned environmental and social-justice advocate. After six …

The Charity Law Receives New Life

23 November 2015
Karla Simon

After a long, quiet summer of no developments on the ‘Charity Law,’ it was suddenly presented for a first reading in the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the end of …

Protestors dressed as UK Chancellor George Osborne call for action on hunger as part of CAFOD’s IF campaign. Many argue the UK Lobbying Act restricts such campaigning activities in the run‑up to elections.

New opportunities, bigger barriers: how to open space for philanthropy

feature Adam Pickering 1 September 2015

It is the best and worst of times for global philanthropy. Philanthropy is spreading to new frontiers, but scores of countries are imposing regressive laws that limit the ability of …

SOMALIA, Mogadishu: In a photograph taken and released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team 05 August 2013, a woman shops at a roadside stall in Hamar Weyne market in the Somali capital Mogadishu. 06 August marks 2 years since the Al Qaeda-affiliated extremist group Al Shabaab withdrew from Mogadishu following sustained operations by forces of the Somali National Army (SNA) backed by troops of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to retake the city. Since the group's departure the country's captial has re-established itself and a sense of normality has returned. Buildings and infrastructure devastated and destroyed by two decades of conflict have been repaired; thousands of Diaspora Somalis have returned home to invest and help rebuild their nation; foreign embassies and diplomatic missions have reopened and for the first time in many years, Somalia has an internationally recognised government.. AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE.

Poorest people are hit by restrictions on moving money

feature 1 Ed Pomfret 1 September 2015

The lives of vulnerable people in the poorest countries are being made still harder by the effects of Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism regulations. In Somalia, Oxfam …

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Interview with Hilary Pennington

interview Caroline Hartnell 1 September 2015

There are changes afoot at the Ford Foundation with a new philanthropy programme. Darren Walker, Ford Foundation president, announced a new focus on inequality and a commitment to provide more …