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Elika Roohi

Interview Elika Roohi 2 August 2022 For Subscribers

‘Invest in things that are uncertain’: Stefan Germann says shake it up

Switzerland’s Fondation Botnar has a mission familiar to the foundation world: improving the health of youth people. But the foundation’s specific focus is the inclusion of youth voices and the equitable use of artificial intelligence …

Interview Elika Roohi 19 July 2022 For Subscribers

Laurence Tubiana has a message for European philanthropy

It is the end of May, and southern Spain is experiencing a heatwave so dramatic that temperatures in some cities are 16 degrees Celsius above average. A spokesperson for AEMET, the country’s national weather agency, …

Conference reports Elika Roohi 6 June 2022

Creativity is untapped when it comes to global problem solving

‘We’ve been tackling the same issues for years and years – for decades.’ That was a comment from Africa No Filter’s Moky Makura at Philea Forum 2022. She was speaking on a panel exploring what …

Interview 2 Elika Roohi 25 May 2022

The US is threatening abortion access. How can philanthropy be most effective?

With Roe v. Wade on the cusp of being overturned, access to reproductive rights is being threatened across the United States. How can philanthropy be most effective right now? To explore this question, we spoke …

Interview Elika Roohi 26 April 2022

‘Here we are, we got it, let’s go’: Speaking with Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO Nicole Taylor

When Nicole Taylor assumed the role of Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO in 2018, it was following a scandal about the organisation’s toxic working environment and a tough rebuilding job was in front of her. …

News Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi 22 March 2022

UK foundations failing at diversity, suggests new research

An analysis of 100 foundations in the UK found that on average, most foundations have poor practice when it comes to diversity. This finding was published in Foundation Practice Rating, a detailed assessment of foundation …

News 2 Elika Roohi 11 March 2022

$397 million in support donated for Ukraine so far

Almost $397 million has been raised in response to the crisis in Ukraine in the two weeks since Russia invaded, according to data from Candid. The figure is likely higher, and will become clearer as …

Interview Elika Roohi 8 March 2022

Funding with a feminist lens: Neera Nundy, Dasra Co-founder

Private spending was up almost a quarter in India in 2020 – but where was it going? To understand the funding landscape in India, we sat down with Neera Nundy, Co-founder of Dasra, the organisation …

Interview Elika Roohi 25 January 2022

An interview with new ClimateWorks CEO Helen Mountford

ClimateWorks CEO Helen Mountford is taking on her new role with a stubborn sense of optimism for our climate future. Following former CEO Charlotte Pera’s departure from ClimateWorks to the Bezos Earth Fund last April, …

Interview Elika Roohi 11 January 2022

‘Community knows what community needs’: Sara Lomelin on giving circles

Philanthropy Together launched in April of 2020, uniquely poised to harness the power of the collective at a moment when the collective was realising its power. CEO Sara Lomelin sat down with Alliance to talk …