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Elika Roohi

Analysis Elika Roohi 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

The Nordic way

The prosperity and support of the Nordic welfare states leave its philanthropic foundations free to explore projects beyond the role of the public sector. Here’s how they’ve used that opportunity to advance on ESG It’s …

Conference Report Elika Roohi 29 November 2022

Asia Philanthropy Congress: a space to explore the future of the region’s giving amid rapid growth

A new space for philanthropy across Asia to gather – the first Asia Philanthropy Congress took place in Tokyo, Japan, on 19 November 2022 bringing together philanthropists, NGO leaders, practitioners, and others interested in what …

Interview Elika Roohi 15 November 2022 For Subscribers

Community at the centre: Why community-driven systems change is working for South and East Africa

The US-based Firelight Foundation has been pioneering a community-driven systems change (CDSC) approach to its work with children and young people in Southern and Eastern Africa. What is distinctive about CSDC and what is it …

Conference reports Elika Roohi 15 November 2022

Nordic Foundations Conference: Kone, Brita Maria Renlunds, and KR Foundations on how ESG can be done

‘The world is changing – and it’s changing fast. It’s no longer an option for us to look down or avert our eyes. We must look up, face the facts and take responsibility, together’: that …

News Elika Roohi 1 November 2022

Global human rights funding is up, but for certain regions and groups it has decreased

Global funding for human rights is increasing, but grants are dispersed unevenly across the world, leaving major gaps in the field. A new report, out today, from Human Rights Funders Network and Candid found that …

Interview Elika Roohi 1 November 2022 For Subscribers

Indy Johar on our extraordinary age

It is the end of summer, and before students come back to Istanbul’s Kadir Has University, around 100 members of the PEX community gather for the second PEXforum to explore what it means to drive …

Conference reports Elika Roohi 20 October 2022

2022 UKCF Conference: To get to the future, we must get through now

The 2022 UK Community Foundations conference focused on the future. But, taking place in Manchester, it was very much set against the crises of right now. What will the future look like for our communities …

News Elika Roohi 11 October 2022

Members of Swiss foundation boards think they are diverse. New research shows they’re not.

New research has found that on the boards of Swiss foundations: almost two third of trustees are men; less than five per cent of trustees are under the age of 40; and there is very …

Interview Elika Roohi 1 September 2022

Interview: Philanthropy Together’s Tyeshia Wilson says ‘take action now’

Tyeshia Wilson is the Director of Engagement at Philanthropy Together and a Founding Member of HERitage Giving Fund in Houston, Texas. HERitage is one of the first African American giving circles in Texas that fund …

Conference reports Elika Roohi 30 August 2022

At PEXforum 2022, democracy is on the agenda

Democracy funding is a tiny fraction of philanthropic giving – how can the sector use what resources are allocated in the most efficient way? A small group discussion at PEXforum 2022 dives into this question. …