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Deborah Doane

Opinion 2 Deborah Doane 14 April 2019

Making the case for community organising in Europe

I was quite surprised that when I approached funders to talk about their work on community organising in Europe, many simply said, ‘we don’t fund community organising.’ ‘But you fund community philanthropy,’ I said. ‘Oh …

Opinion Deborah Doane 12 July 2017

Funders must join forces to defend civil society

Only last week, the head of Amnesty International in Turkey, Taner Kiliç, was detained while attending a training session on digital security. Sadly news like this no longer comes as a shock. Turkey, alongside several …