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Opinion

Equal seats at the table: Why philanthropy should embrace gender quotas

20 June 2024
Neera Nundy

In 2023 women comprised only 4.7 percent of CEOs in India, highlighting a significant gender gap in leadership roles. Despite remarkable strides in education and the workforce over the past half-century, women remain underrepresented at the highest levels of leadership across sectors. Whether in corporate boardrooms, legislative bodies, academic institutions, judicial systems, or philanthropic organizations, men overwhelmingly occupy the majority of leadership positions. According to the United Nations Gender Snapshot 2023, the lack of women …

News

May 2024: Around the world from our regional reps

18 June 2024
Alliance magazine

Every month Alliance regional representatives provide a report on the latest happenings in philanthropy from their region. Below is roundup for May 2024   CAPS Published Latest Research on Government Procurement from the Social Sector in Asia By Fan Li, East Asia Regional Representative Government procurement of goods and services from the social sector can help leverage the sector’s subject expertise and community links to deliver more efficient and cost-effective social services. However, the potential …

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Latin American Rockefeller fellowship to develop climate solutions

18 June 2024
Shafi Musaddique

The first cohort of Latin American leaders offering solutions to the climate crisis from across have been selected, as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s ‘Big Bets Climate Fellows’ programme.   The fellowship is dedicated towards a focus on solutions on the Amazon Basin. Deforestation and longer, drier spells caused by climate change threaten the Amazon.   ‘One possible disastrous impact of reduced rainfall is a change in nutrient input into streams and rivers, which can …

News

Zimbabwe’s revised PVO Amendment Bill will restrict efforts to relieve hunger

18 June 2024
Andrew Mambondiyani

In a typical summer farming season in Zimbabwe, many small-scale farmers can grow enough food to feed their families for a whole year. And they can even sell their surplus farm produce. It was not the case this year as the country was ravaged by a devastating El Niño induced drought, the worst drought in over 40 years. Crops—especially the staple maize— were completely wiped out leaving millions of people with no food. Now, up …

Book review

Book review: Reimagining Philanthropy in the Global South

17 June 2024
Michael Seberich

Reimagining Philanthropy in the Global South is a bit like the arrival of a letter you knew must be on …

Opinion

How philanthropy is changing perceptions of autism in Central Asia

17 June 2024
Almaz Sharman

Autism as an independent disorder was first described nearly 80 years ago, but awareness of the problem of autism around …

Practical advice

The future of investing is impact

16 June 2024
Caroline Mason

Like many foundations around the world, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is on a journey to make better use of our investment …

Opinion

Old habits prevent generous sustained funding for women and girls        

14 June 2024
Susan Burgess-Lent

Women’s and girls’ organizations received $8.8 billion in philanthropic support in 2020, which is 1.8 percent of total charitable giving – …

Opinion

This Father’s Day let’s support men in their role as fathers

13 June 2024
Nidhi Sahni and Jimmie Briggs

For philanthropy to realize the change it seeks—from climate to livelihoods and from health to economic empowerment—it must address the …

Conference reports

Trust is the air that we breathe

12 June 2024
Deirdre Treacy

Having spent the past two years delving into the nuances of trust in non-profit-donor relationships as a part of my …

Conference reports

Building trust and investing in relationship infrastructure for rights movements

12 June 2024
Marta Garbarino

‘Trust is the currency all philanthropic transactions are based on’ stated Philea CEO Delphine Moralis at the 2024 Forum in …

Conference reports

Trust, interconnectedness, and the climate sector

12 June 2024
Alanya Dhalla

I left this year’s Philea forum reflecting on the importance of trust and the challenges of silos within philanthropy and …

Conference reports

Movements are critical for building trust 

12 June 2024
Ame Trandem

The Plastic Solutions Fund is a new Philea member, and at this, our first Philea Forum, my colleagues and I …