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Finding the right path: One funder network’s journey toward racial justice

Denise Shannon and Cynthia Steele 22 August 2017 For Subscribers

Almost three years ago, Funders for Reproductive Equity (FRE), a network of dozens of large, medium and small foundations, began a journey to place racial justice at the centre of our principles, programmes and practices. …


Towards a more inclusive diversity in the philanthropic sector

Floyd Mills 18 August 2017

The philanthropic sector has taken steps to address the lack of inclusion of women and people of color in its talent pool. But newly released research from the U.S. Council on Foundations reveals that several demographics often …


Philanthropy in a recession

Shelagh Gastrow 11 August 2017

In principle, philanthropy should be focusing on organisations that are involved in systemic change and government should be supporting those organisations that deal with basic human requirements. In that case, non-profits are unlikely to be …

Philanthropy needs protection in stormy times

Felix Oldenburg 10 August 2017

Frost, fog, thunderstorms. Only occasional beams of sunshine. This is the current weather map compiled annually from field reports by DAFNE, the Donors and Foundations Network in Europe. The bad news of new restrictions, denunciation, …

Services and rights: The twain do meet

India Development Review 9 August 2017

Unlike Western philanthropy, which has a fairly long history and deep relationships with the social sector (including in India), organised Indian philanthropy is quite new—with the exception of the Tatas and Birlas. This is not …

Interview: Maurice Makoloo of the Ford Foundation

Alliance magazine 1 August 2017 For Subscribers

When it comes to relations between civil society and business, it’s not a straightforward case of angels versus demons, says Maurice Makoloo, the regional director of the Ford Foundation in eastern Africa. What stops them …

The needle has swung the wrong way: it’s time for India’s philanthropy reckoning

6 Amitabh Behar 18 July 2017

Philanthropy needs and deserves more debate, critical thinking and scrutiny. The Philanthropy Thinker – a new online column launching in Alliance today –aims to offer perspectives from some of the best and brightest philanthropy practitioners …

Shaping the future of Irish philanthropy

Éilis Murray 18 July 2017

At the risk of being accused of bias, it is probably fair to say that Ireland is renowned worldwide for its culture and creativity. Think music, the arts, literature, sciences, and we can point to …

Funders must join forces to defend civil society

Deborah Doane 12 July 2017

Only last week, the head of Amnesty International in Turkey, Taner Kiliç, was detained while attending a training session on digital security. Sadly news like this no longer comes as a shock. Turkey, alongside several …

Alliance Breakfast Club – Solidarity: more in common?

Alliance magazine 11 July 2017

This month’s Alliance Breakfast Club, kindly hosted by CCLA, brought together philanthropy professionals, academics, and members of NGOs, to discuss the complex relationship between philanthropy and solidarity and looks at the different ways that philanthropy is responding to …