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Where are all the lived-experience leaders in grant making?

16 July 2018
Selina Nwulu

It may not come as a surprise to hear that the foundation sector needs to diversify. For those of us working in and around the sector, words such as ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ are buzzwords that have been passed around for some time now, but what has truly changed? If recent data from the Association of Charitable Foundations is anything to go by, then not a great deal. The research reveals foundation boards are 99 per …


UPS Foundation award over $10 million in grants to advance diversity and inclusion around the world

15 July 2018
Alliance magazine

The UPS Foundation announced it will award over $10 million in grants to advance diversity and inclusion programmes this year. The grants will be awarded to 44 organisations that deliver projects  focused on economic empowerment, education, employability, and social and gender equality. ‘We are honored to collaborate and fund organizations that drive measurable change around the world,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “Advancing the …


Arab philanthropy is held back by caution and a lack of vision

14 July 2018
Barbara Ibrahim

I read Nora Murad’s provocative response to Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace’s (PSJP’s) report on philanthropy in the Arab world during the month …


Global Impact launch six new regional funds

13 July 2018
Alliance magazine

Global Impact has launched a new suite of regionally focused High Impact Funds to support nonprofits in Africa, Asia‑Pacific, Europe, Latin America …


New figures reveal diversity gaps in British philanthropy

12 July 2018
Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan

British foundations are falling short when it comes to embracing diversity. A new report commissioned by the foundation umbrella body, …


Brazil, philanthropy and inequality

11 July 2018
Fernando Rossetti

A foundation leader once approached me proposing that we invite Bill Gates to launch the Giving Pledge in Brazil. I told him …


Alliance magazine and Pioneers Post launch joint subscription offer

10 July 2018
Alliance magazine

Invest in the best tools today to equip yourself in a changing social development space Alliance magazine and Pioneers Post …


Philanthropy in Brazil: Obstacles, challenges and opportunities

9 July 2018
Graciela Hopstein

Brazilian philanthropy is maturing, expanding visibly and becoming more diversified – as indicated by two recent studies: a report on Philanthropy in …


New fund launched for LGBTQI activists in Asia

8 July 2018
Alliance magazine

Audeliss & INvolve Founder and CEO, Suki Sandhu, has established a new fund to support LGBTQI activism in Asia which will be managed by GiveOut. …

Conference reports

A child-centric view of the 2018 AVPN Conference

7 July 2018
Mary Ellen and Azad Oommen

As organisations working on education in India, we were excited to be at AVPN to connect with other organisations interested …


Awakening the beast: US non-profits eye FARA legislation with concern

6 July 2018
Andrew Milner

A long-dormant piece of US legislation is threatening cross-border giving and causing anxiety in the non-profit sector. The Foreign Agents …