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Network bodies: alive and well in the Covid era

Andrew Milner 1 March 2022 For Subscribers

Two years on from the first lockdowns, we’ve all had to get used to not meeting our peers in person. Andrew Milner investigates the effect this has had on network bodies and how these gregarious …

Philanthropy after Covid: what can we learn from Vietnam?

Pham Truong Son, Dana R. H. Doan and Mark Sidel 21 February 2022

Did Covid help revitalise philanthropy and civil society in authoritarian societies, giving them broadened roles in society? Or has the crisis been an opportunity for governments to further reign in and restrict philanthropic and nonprofit …

Caring for the changemakers: Funders need to put mental health front and centre

Linda Bell Grdina and Aaron Pereira 8 February 2022

Supporting mental health and emotional well-being for changemakers boosts resilience, retention, and social impact, experience from The Wellbeing Project – an initiative co-created with Ashoka, Impact Hub, Porticus, the Skoll Foundation, and the Synergos Institute …

The sunset is beckoning

Lynda Mansson 30 November 2021

After nearly three decades of protecting areas of biodiversity, the MAVA Foundation is preparing to close. Its director-general shares her insights into the experience of ‘sunsetting’ Yes, it’s true, we’re closing. In 2010, when I …

More tax, more philanthropy – there’s room for both

Graham Hobson 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

In societies that are increasingly unequal, more philanthropy is needed but so is more tax on accumulated wealth In 1999, I had an idea for a business, a service to print digital photos at low …

The lasting power of an image

Alliance magazine 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

How photography can express humanity’s desire to work for the common good Philanthropic endeavour embraces a great breadth of human activity – as the images on these pages testify. Each is a winning entry to Focus: Philanthropy, a Europe-wide competition organised by Dafne to celebrate ‘unique stories of solidarity …

Manufacturing moral panic

Heather Hamilton and Matthew Hart 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Think the ‘anti-gender’ movement has nothing to do with your philanthropy? Think again Four years ago, Elevate Children Funders Group and the Global Philanthropy Project began working together to increase philanthropic awareness of the issues …

Food systems needs catalytic capital to reach Paris Agreement Goals

Jake Safane 9 November 2021

The global food system accounts for around one-third of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations. From deforestation to cultivation to transportation, the many aspects of the …

The future of feminist philanthropy

Alliance magazine 2 November 2021

The Urgent Action Funds are a global consortium of feminist funds that provide support for women and LBTQI+ human rights defenders across the globe. Through their four Sister Funds, they collectively support feminist activism in …

Reflections on building a learning culture in nonprofits and funders

Joachim Krapels, Julie Bélanger and Loïc Watine 19 October 2021

Imagine you are a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) leader in an international NGO. You’re on the phone with a colleague from the programme team in your organisation: Colleague: Donor X is interested in livelihood …