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Opinion Denis Mizne 26 January 2021

Vaccination and collaboration: what we can achieve in a divided world

The approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Brazil, the UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Argentina, Mexico, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, with further countries hopefully set to follow shortly, comes as a great …

Opinion Dedo Baranshamaje and Katie Bunten-Wamaru 25 January 2021

Aid spending in Africa must be African-led – it needs a Black Lives Matter reckoning

If we use this pivotal moment to shift funding to grassroots groups we could unlock transformational change. While the US continues to reckon with its long-simmering struggle against racial injustice, it is important to remember …

Opinion Charlotte Pera 24 January 2021

A new year and a new day: making progress during extraordinary times

This week, as the U.S. inaugurated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement, we approach 2021 with renewed hope. This fresh start – driven by years of collective …

News Alliance magazine 23 January 2021

Carola Carazzone, Carol Mack to join Dafne as new chair and board member

Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (Dafne) has announced that Carola Carazzone, Secretary General of the Italian association Assifero, will join its Board of Directors as Chair, alongside CEO of the UK’s Association of Charitable …

Opinion Juliet Cockram 22 January 2021

Bold vision is needed to change a system, so is collaboration and trust

If there is one word that sums up what we need right now, it is connection. This need has united us through Covid – the lockdowns, isolation, quarantines, and loss. But this pandemic, for all …

News Elika Roohi 21 January 2021

EFC and Dafne announce plans to become one organisation in 2021

In a major recalibration of Europe’s philanthropy infrastructure, the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (Dafne) will converge this year to form one philanthropy network. First made public in …

Opinion Charles Keidan 21 January 2021

A mirror to our field: my five-point plan for the future of philanthropy

At the end of last year, I had the privilege to speak on a panel alongside colleagues in philanthropy around the world at the Gife conference – the leading association for philanthropic foundations in Brazil. …

Analysis Eric K. Ward 20 January 2021

What big liberal philanthropy can no longer afford to ignore

How will big liberal philanthropy react to the 6 January attack on the U.S. Capitol? The following day Ryan Schlegel of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy tweeted, ‘My money is on ‘stunned silence’ then …

Opinion Nando van Kleeff 19 January 2021

Investors can influence climate action for the better

The world’s leading financial institutions just took an important step to combat climate change. For the first time, major commercial and investment banks, asset managers and insurers adopted a common metric to account for the …

Analysis Eléonore Delanoë, Arthur Gautier and Anne-Claire Pache 19 January 2021 For Subscribers

What can philanthropy do for the climate? Strategic pathways for climate giving

Was 2020 the year that philanthropy recognised the part it had to play in the climate crisis? Though marked by other crises, it was a year of banner funding pledges for climate: in February 2020, …