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Rose Longhurst

Rose Longhurst 16 November 2017

Changing philanthropy to challenge inequality

‘Philanthropy is not a sector that likes to change’, Darren Walker asserted at a recent lecture at the London School of Economics. Although the Ford Foundation (where Walker is President) has been changing in recent …

Rose Longhurst 7 August 2017

Five reasons to support participatory grantmaking

This year, UK grantmaker Edge Fund turns five. Since 2012 we’ve distributed more than £300,000, funded 175 grassroots groups, and learned a great deal about participatory grantmaking. In brief, participatory grantmaking is a means of putting …

Rose Longhurst 22 July 2016

From rhetoric to reality – How do we move beyond intentions when it comes to funding local CSOs directly?

Why do donors who support international causes fail to directly fund local civil society organisations, despite championing the benefits of funding locally-led solutions? In June, Bond convened a group of more than 50 donors and …