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Alison Carlman

Analysis Alison Carlman 4 August 2021

Exploring community-led philanthropy, together

This article is the first in a series of articles about Community Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  Now more than ever, philanthropy and development practitioners …

Opinion Alison Carlman 12 December 2020

Global perspectives on the neutrality paradox debate

Over the past three months, Alliance magazine has hosted a lively discussion about the Neutrality Paradox. Nonprofit leaders like Leah Wandera from Hope for African Women called neutrality ‘the only lens through which the works …

Analysis Alison Carlman 1 December 2020

Beyond neutrality

When it comes to ethical choices, you can’t hide behind neutrality. GlobalGiving has been exploring a new way of dealing with ethical dilemmas that is not based on black-and-white judgments. GlobalGiving connects non-profits, donors and …

Opinion Alison Carlman 18 September 2020

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

No matter where you get your news these days, social media itself seems to be the story. Platforms are under fire for allowing hate speech, fake news, and even active terrorist organising to thrive, all …

Conference reports 1 Alison Carlman 7 February 2020

The problem with neutrality

Digital fundraising platforms like were created as neutral playing fields for any legitimate organisation to tell their story and raise funds. One of GlobalGiving’s core values is, ‘Always Open’ it’s based on the belief …