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News Alliance magazine 20 April 2021

African Venture Philanthropy Alliance appoints five new board members

The African Venture Philanthropy Alliance has appointed five new members to its Pan-African Governing Board. Laureen Kouassi-Olsson, Florença Antonio Dengo, Gunilla Carlsson, Wambui Chege, and Uwa Osa-Oboh joined AVPA in February and were formally announced …

Opinion Iain Rawlinson and Ben Morton Wright 19 April 2021

Will the pandemic usher in a new era of corporate philanthropy?

Seven in ten US corporate funders surveyed by the Charities Aid Foundation of America had increased their charitable contributions in 2020. We have also seen revolutionary approaches to giving from major foundations who are issuing …

Practical advice 1 Hayley Roffey 18 April 2021

How to safely engage children in virtual events

Those of us working in the charitable sector know an effective way to raise money for children’s charities is to share the stories of the children we serve: their experiences, the support they need to …

Opinion Etienne Eichenberger and Peter Vogel 17 April 2021

Impactful giving demands engaged families

How engaged is your family with your foundation? Are they passionate about giving or do they see it as something distant or inherited, like antique furniture? Let’s take it a step further. How aligned is …

Opinion Shante Little and Curt Lyon 16 April 2021

Funders and investors working on equity need accountability

Over the past several decades, the fields of community development, community investment, and impact investment have evolved in response to demands from activists and the communities they serve. These capital providers are addressing financing gaps …

News Alliance magazine 15 April 2021

ClimateWorks President and CEO departs for Bezos Earth Fund

ClimateWorks Foundation President and CEO Charlotte Pera is stepping down from her role at the major climate intermediary to join the Bezos Earth Fund as Vice President for Strategy and Programs. The ClimateWorks Board of …

Opinion Naima Khan 14 April 2021

The true takeaway of UK’s race report is the anti-racism work that remains. Here’s what funders can do

John Amaechi OBE expertly described the gut punch many people of colour felt on reading the findings of the Sewell Report when he tweeted: ‘The conclusions drawn in the #InstitutionalRacism report of the Commission on …

Opinion Lan Keqi 13 April 2021

Philanthropy and governments working together to counter aridity in Mongolia

Land degradation and climate change mean that an estimated four billion people will live in arid and semi-arid areas by 2050, with a reduction in global crop yields of an average of 10 per cent, …

Interview Elika Roohi 13 April 2021 For Subscribers

Interview: Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving is an organisation that focuses on a bottom-up approach to aid and supporting grassroots charitable projects. We wanted to understand how the crises of the last year – health, justice, political, environmental – changed …

Opinion Carolina Suarez and Alan Wagenberg 12 April 2021

In Latin America, improving social and environmental impact

Poverty and inequality have been the common denominator in Latin America, and the pandemic has exacerbated these gaps causing greater strain to an already weak health and educational systems. The pandemic has revealed the consequences …