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Using regenerative finance to address the yawning US racial wealth gap

Erika Williams 2 April 2024 For Subscribers

For every $100 in wealth held by white households in the U.S, Black households hold only $15, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s 2022 Survey of Consumer Finances. ‘Centuries of discrimination in public policy, financial …

The power of gender-just climate action and the urgent need for funding

Carla Lopez, Laura García, Nisha Owen and Bridget Burns 26 March 2024

Every March, Women’s History Month ushers in a flurry of discussions on gender issues, including the stark reality of dwindling funding for women and gender-diverse communities. While data and reports highlight the widening funding gap, …

Quick fixes to systemic impact: The quest to address gender-based violence

Andrea Chiara Brancale and Giulia Sergi 12 March 2024

Every three days a man murders a woman in Italy; in 2023 there were 120 reported cases. Furthermore, the mainstream media narrative in the aftermath of these murders perpetuates the insidious cycle of gender-based violence: …

#IWD2024: Beyond feminist ‘buzzwords’

Kit Muirhead 8 March 2024

This International Women’s Day, Alliance is spotlighting the work of those fighting for gender equality and justice within philanthropy and beyond. Our coverage is guided by an intersectional feminist approach – one that recognises how …

Seeing the northern light at the Nordic Foundation Conference

Charlotte Kilpatrick 5 March 2024 For Subscribers

You can tell a lot about a place by visiting its airport. My trip to Norway last November was my first assignment abroad since I joined Alliance three months earlier. I was headed to Kristiansand …

Working collectively is not an option – it’s an imperative

Asta Petkeviciute and Thaddeus Squire 5 March 2024 For Subscribers

Fiscal sponsorship stands at the threshold of a new era of growth and transformative potential for the civil society sector. It is evolving from a means for temporary projects and start-up organisations to access charitable …

The future foundations of giving in Australia

Krystian Seibert 5 March 2024 For Subscribers

A recent Productivity Commission inquiry report sets out draft proposals for reforming policies supporting Australian philanthropy. In February 2023, the Australian government commissioned the Productivity Commission to undertake a wide-ranging inquiry to identify and assess …

Western sanctions pushes Russian philanthropy closer into Kremlin arms

Shafi Musaddique 20 February 2024

Two years on since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin’s grip has tightened across society. The recent death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, held in an Arctic prison camp, is a …

The realities of social movement legitimacy and resourcing

Rachael Mwikali Mueni 13 February 2024

Social movement especially with a feminist approach is the new sexy term in the funding and Civil Society Organisations (CSO) space. While this is a win for social justice activists, it coincides with the co-option …

Investing in the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Andrés Navas and Soheila Comninos 12 December 2023

Against a backdrop of rising authoritarianism, democratic backsliding and deteriorating armed conflicts worldwide, people working to defend human rights and freedoms are facing growing threats and attacks. Indeed, over 401 human rights defenders were killed …