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Indian philanthropy won’t be taken seriously until Dalits have a seat at the table 

Gagan Sethi 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Shouldn’t non-profit boards, registered as public bodies, represent the ‘public’? Shouldn’t they uphold the principle of diversity in board management? We believe they should. When we set up Dalit Foundation, we saw it as important that we didn’t limit support to scheduled castes. We took a broader view of Dalits as those who …

Not by representational diversity alone… 

Jacob John 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

A commitment to diversity that includes race, caste, class, gender and religion is a central part of philanthropic programme effectiveness. With such representational diversity increasingly being used as a reference point, this article suggests that, …

From diversity to representation – a road map for foundations 

Jenny Oppenheimer 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

There are at least two good reasons why foundation boards and senior management should be representative of the communities they serve. First, they will naturally produce a greater variety of viewpoints and a wider range of experience, which arguably improves …

The class ceiling 

Jake Hayman 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Three months ago I had some cursory research done into the educational backgrounds of the chairs of the top UK foundations. Of the 57 people in the sample, seven were educated in normal state schools (non-selective), four in selective grammar schools and the overwhelming majority, 46, were educated in private, fee-paying schools, the most popular of which was …

Last Word: ‘Inclusivity’ includes the disabled, too 

Jo Chopra 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Despite mandatory requirements for disability employment, employment for people with disability in India remains abysmally low according to the National Centre for the Promotion of Employment of Disabled Persons. Of those who are employed, 70 per cent are physically challenged; …

Solidarity and philanthropy

Stefan Schäfers 30 May 2017

Gender solidarity, intergenerational solidarity, solidarity with the poor and excluded, solidarity with refugees, solidarity with victims of terror, solidarity with the politically suppressed, solidarity with countries in crisis… solidarity is a widely used term in …

Attitudes to solidarity in the European Union

Thomas Raines 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

Questions of solidarity go to the heart of the European project. While solidarity implies ties of support and sympathy across national boundaries, notions of EU solidarity have been under strain in recent years. In particular, …

What is solidarity? Practitioner perspectives

Alliance magazine 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

We asked a range of people from across the global philanthropy spectrum what solidarity means to them. Here are their responses. ‘Shared values uniting all classes and groups in society; an essential fairness in the …

Countering the demagogues

Vikki Spruill, Sara Lyons, Paula Fabiani and Keiran Goddard 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

From the shock of Brexit in the UK to the surprise election of President Trump in the US and the ensuing massive global mobilization of women’s marches in early 2017, populist movements are achieving unexpected …

Messages that work

Martin O'Brien 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

‘He expanded the definition of “us” and shrank the definition of “them”.’ This was the core of Bill Clinton’s eulogy at the funeral of Martin McGuinness, the former IRA leader turned peacemaker in Northern Ireland. …