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Analysis

The Aotearoa COVID-19 experience

26 September 2020
Sue McCabe

This is the third in a global series of articles and conversations hosted by the Social Innovation Exchange. As COVID-19 started to take hold of countries and regions around the world, SIX began a comprehensive global scan exploring the most innovative ways in which philanthropic organisations have been pivoting in order to support grantees and communities now and in the future. In an effort to recentre philanthropic conversations, we have been inviting reflective pieces from …

Opinion

No, philanthropy sector, we cannot be neutral

25 September 2020
Emily Collins-Ellis

One October morning in 2019, back when international travel and gathering in groups was allowed, I watched as Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving, cut through what had become an enthusiastic and complex debate on the ‘Neutrality Paradox’ with a physical voting exercise. He asked us – attendees of a convening on the subject – to stand along an imaginary line from one end of the room, where neutrality (not supporting or helping either side in …

News

Amid Covid-19 spread in Mexico, Active Communities Fund begins work

24 September 2020
Alliance magazine

The Active Communities Fund from Comunalia, the Alliance of Community Foundations in Mexico, and the Coca-Cola Foundation has begun work, …

Opinion

Democracy and civic spaces in France: The need for specificity and action

23 September 2020
Inga Wachsmann and Peter Matjašič

Another article on shrinking space? When working together in philanthropy, we tend to have an awareness of our role and …

Opinion

We don’t know how to get donors to use more evidence to improve their giving

23 September 2020
Caroline Fiennes

What aids and impedes donors using evidence to make their giving more effective? This question motivated a two researchers at …

News

New report: Philanthropy’s response to 2020 crises show flexibility yet few examples of power sharing

22 September 2020
Alliance magazine

A new report from Council on Foundations, Philanthropy California, and Dalberg Advisors outlines how the U.S. philanthropic sector is responding …

Opinion

Foundations can make a difference in the COVID-19 and climate crisis

22 September 2020
Klaus Milke

F20: Cooperate and leave your silo! Continuity, the readiness for cooperation, credibility and a real convening power were cornerstones demonstrated …

Analysis

‘It is give-back time’: In conversation with Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Richard Robinson

21 September 2020
Danielle Walker Palmour

The Covid-19 pandemic has produced economic chaos with worse predicted to follow – and the endowments and assets of grantmakers …

Opinion

Is capacity strengthening support the missing piece in grantmaking? Part II

20 September 2020
Emmanuel Otoo

In part I of this piece, we explored how the situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an …

Opinion

Is capacity strengthening support the missing piece in grantmaking? Part I

19 September 2020
Emmanuel Otoo

The dedication that grantmakers and funders bring to facilitate equity and justice in grantmaking continues to drive the quest for …

Opinion

Introducing the Neutrality Paradox Series: How philanthropists and intermediaries confront and resolve dilemmas

18 September 2020
Alison Carlman

No matter where you get your news these days, social media itself seems to be the story. Platforms are under …