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Carola Carazzone

Opinion 1 Carola Carazzone 25 November 2020

Reflecting on 25 years of progress for gender equality – and how far there is to go

Twenty-five years ago, the World Conference on Women in Beijing adopted a Platform for Action that transformed national and international policies almost all over the world, recognizing that women’s rights are human rights. It impacted …

Opinion Carola Carazzone 17 March 2020

Flexibility and freedom of foundation funding can boost third sector during Coronavirus crisis

Let’s trust in the third sector to protect the most vulnerable. Sometimes nightmares come true, and dystopian futures only seen in books and movies become a reality. Today our attention is on the victims and …

Special feature 2 Julie Broome, Carola Carazzone and John Kabia 3 September 2019

Charting a new course for the human rights movement

Philanthropy has a crucial role to play in supporting human rights groups to focus on people’s economic and social rights as well as promoting their civil and political freedoms Human rights philanthropy is not a …

Opinion Carola Carazzone 28 April 2018

Debunking two myths to avoid agony in Italian civil society

Why should Italian philanthropic foundations take the lead and start financing strategic goals and organizations rather than just projects? Two intertwined vicious circles are resulting in Italy in an agonizing civil society sector, dotted with …

Conference reports 1 Carola Carazzone 20 September 2017

Community philanthropy: true to life?

Community Foundations are local – local people, local assets, local donors, local agencies, local capacities, local trust. They can easily exist in splendid isolation without interacting with other peers around the world. Last Sunday in …

Letter Carola Carazzone 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

SDGs must be part of community philanthropy agenda

The December issue of Alliance focused on the topic of community philanthropy and the concept of ‘durable development’ – shifting power closer to the ground and giving agency to local people and their organizations. Here, …

Conference reports 1 Carola Carazzone 6 December 2016

Reflections on community philanthropy’s global gathering

I am at Jo’burg airport on my way back to Italy. I leave South Africa after the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy with a warm, energizing feeling of belonging. There is a global community of …

Special feature Carola Carazzone 29 November 2016

New developments in community philanthropy emerge in Italy

Between 2000 and 2006, the first group of Italian community foundations was established in Northern Italy. A lot has been written about the model of community foundation promoted by Fondazione Cariplo and some other enlightened …