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Community Philanthropy: From race equality to racial justice

Joy Warmington and Yvonne Field 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

The pandemic was a difficult time but let’s not go back to the way things were before For many, 2020 and 2021 were years to forget. But amid all the turmoil, confusion and hand sanitising, …


The Nordic way

Elika Roohi 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

The prosperity and support of the Nordic welfare states leave its philanthropic foundations free to explore projects beyond the role of the public sector. Here’s how they’ve used that opportunity to advance on ESG It’s …


Intersectional work in West Africa needs intersectional funding to match

Rosalie Nezien and Rebecca Reeve 29 November 2022 For Subscribers

Most funders have a niche – any website of public and private philanthropies alike will highlight the region, issue, or criteria that its philanthropy works on. But the issues facing many of us today are …

The Pakistan floods: Now is the time to act

Daniel Rostrup 8 November 2022 For Subscribers

Flooding in Pakistan has wrought havoc on an already struggling country and its people. If the world fails to help, it will get even worse. The recent floods in Pakistan have caused catastrophic loss of …

We need to talk about leadership in philanthropy

Sufina Ahmad 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Negative stereotypes about philanthropy and philanthropic leaders abound. It’s time to demystify our work In 2021, as part of my executive MBA programme at Warwick Business School, I used my dissertation to explore the leadership …

An end to aid failure

Barry Knight 6 September 2022

Despite manifest failures and repeated criticisms, the machinery of international development remains substantially unchanged. It’s time for a radical overhaul A recently-launched study demonstrates overwhelming support for root and branch reform of international development. The …

Where are Brazil’s civil society funders?

Maria Amalia Souza 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

MacKenzie Scott understood our needs in the fight to achieve social and environmental justice. We need Brazil’s philanthropists to do the same I’m starting this story with a heavy heart. Despite planning to bring new …

Tales of dynamism and diversity: Reflections on the AVPN 2022 conference

Andrew Milner 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Andrew Milner reflects on the debate at the heart of the AVPN 2022 conference that he recently attended in Bali The Asian decade: it was on the AVPN’s 2022 conference masthead, it was proclaimed from …

Searching for keys to unlock cross-border giving in Asia

Birger Stamperdahl 23 August 2022 For Subscribers

Asia is home to one-third of all billionaires. A new report examines why so much of their philanthropy stays domestic and how to unlock more cross-border giving. Over the past 30 years, Asia got rich. …

From rhetoric to reality: practicing partnership in philanthropy

Anna Hirsch-Holland 16 August 2022 For Subscribers

The rhetoric on the need for partnership to increase our impact is deafening, but what does it mean in practice? Philanthropists are increasingly recognising that they can only achieve innovation and impact by supporting and …