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Eva Rehse

Opinion Eva Rehse and Laura García 22 December 2021

Community-led change and the importance of measuring what matters

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change. Local communities around the world invest unmatched time, resources and energy …

Letter Eva Rehse 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Still critical friends

I welcome the critique of Alliance’s future editorial direction (Alliance 100th issue, September 2021). And I’m pleased to see Alliance magazine using its 25th anniversary as a moment for reflection. Alliance stands alone as global …

Opinion 1 Eva Rehse and Florence Miller 1 November 2021

The state of climate funding heading into COP26

COP26, rightly critiqued for its exclusionary approach, will shape how governments respond to the climate crisis. It is also as an organising moment for civil society, and a chance for funders to make public commitments …

Practical advice 1 Eva Rehse 3 February 2020

Funding through a climate lens: How can funders strategically respond to climate change?

Climate change is the largest and most pervasive threat to both people and the planet. Yet, too often funders still tend to think of climate change as siloed in our analysis and responses, or a …

Book review Eva Rehse 5 March 2019

Just Giving: Why philanthropy is failing democracy and how it can do better

Reviewed by Eva Rehse, Global Greengrants Fund, Europe The latest book by Rob Reich, co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, is the most recent in a series of examinations on the …

Book review Eva Rehse 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Winners Take All: The elite charade of changing the world

Reviewed by Eva Rehse, Global Greengrants Fund, Europe ‘The master’s tools,’ Audre Lorde famously wrote, ‘will never dismantle the master’s house.’ Anand Giridharadas’ new book is a reflection on what this means for the change-makers …

Letter Eva Rehse 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Calling time on top-down approach

Browsing through the June 2018 issue, I was struck by the interview with Scottish philanthropist, Sir Ian Wood. Notwithstanding that his philanthropy undoubtedly has had some positive impact, I was surprised by Wood’s somewhat anachronistic …

Analysis 1 Eva Rehse and James Logan 28 June 2018

Not all intermediaries: A call for partnership in the #ShiftThePower conversation

Readers may remember a 1980s television advert about the ‘Man from Del Monte’. It showed a representative of a global fruit firm visiting a farm somewhere in South America – European, patrician, clad in pristine …