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Natalie Ross

Special feature Floyd Mills and Natalie Ross 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Diversity, equality, inclusion – there’s a long way to go

In 2016, women represented over three-quarters of foundation staff in the US but among the largest grantmakers, fewer than half of foundation CEOs were women. In the same year, racial and ethnic minorities made up only 10 per cent of …

Natalie Ross 15 August 2017

US community foundations making significant global impact

Since I joined the Council on Foundations in early 2016, I have fielded many requests from community foundations (CFs) seeking support and guidance in facilitating international grants, often due to growing interest from members of …

Natalie Ross 28 February 2017

Global solidarity, with a dash of humility

In Mexico City, WINGSForum attendees from 41 countries adopted the Mexico Declaration which articulated a shared commitment to ‘respect for cultural diversity and global collaboration, reducing human inequality, protecting the natural environment and promoting development.’ …

Natalie Ross 26 July 2016

IHRFG conference – Universal Human Rights: What are we sharing across borders?

It was clear from the opening plenary of IHRFG’s 2016 conference that those of us working to protect human rights are increasingly feeling the impact of recent world events on our personal lives. It was …

Opinion Lauren Bradford and Natalie Ross 7 June 2016

Ending American poverty: the SDGs in the global north

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a turning point in development. They apply equally to the global south and north, creating a universal agenda for a different planet by 2030 that ‘leaves no one behind’. …

Natalie Ross 31 May 2016

EFC AGA 2016: Our new global language: The SDGs in Europe and around the world

In Amsterdam, a capacity filled session during the European Foundation Centre conference explored how philanthropy can strategically engage in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It’s clear that philanthropy has the potential to engage in implementation …

Natalie Ross 27 May 2016

World Humanitarian Summit: Philanthropy’s presence and potential

At the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul, more than 6000 attendees discussed how the global community delivers aid for the world’s most vulnerable people, especially given commitments to leave no one behind within the …