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Jo Andrews

Analysis Jo Andrews 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

The road to gender equality

It’s not just a question of giving money or making investments, it’s time for us all to examine our work through a gender lens Long ago, in simpler times when donors roamed the philanthropy forest …

News Jo Andrews 11 March 2016

Migration ‘defining problem’ for European funders in 2016

To help us assemble the Ariadne Forecast each year we choose a literary figure. This year our guide is from Jules Verne’s book Around the World in 80 Days. The main character, Phileas Fogg, has …

News Jo Andrews 8 March 2016

2016 Ariadne Forecast Released: Social change grant-makers forecast trends and plan ahead

The 2016 Ariadne Forecast is now out, to help us all, as fragile ships on a stormy sea, to see what the weather holds for us over the next 12 months. It has been an …

Conference reports Jo Andrews 22 January 2016

2016 Ariadne Forecast

Flying past the snowy fields of southern England on the way to a chilly Brussels – it’s forecast time again for Ariadne. For the second year running, a network of more than 540 social change …

Opinion Jo Andrews 22 September 2015

Europe’s refugee crisis: the thinking philanthropist’s response?

It is impossible not to be profoundly moved and disturbed by the images of thousands of people scrambling to reach Western and Northern Europe to escape conflict, refugee camps, poverty and intolerance. Latest estimates suggest …

Letter Jo Andrews 2 March 2015

Further thoughts on the dangers of transparency

The debate in Alliance about transparency has been helpful in clarifying my views on this, and, judging from the comments Ariadne has had from other social change and human rights funders, they too have found …

Special feature Jo Andrews 1 December 2014

Human rights funding in transitions: Interview with Jo Andrews

Is the subject of post-conflict and post-authoritarian transitions of special interest to human rights funders? I can’t think of more than a few that have a publicly stated mission to support transitions. But nearly all …

Analysis 2 Jo Andrews 1 September 2014

When is transparency a really bad idea?

Fashions in philanthropy can be every bit as startling as the catwalk: evaluation methods and grantmaking approaches change as fast as hemlines. But one fashion that is probably here to stay (a bit like men’s …

Conference reports Jo Andrews 31 March 2014

WINGSForum 2014: is data a universal benefit?

Sitting here in Istanbul at WINGSForum 2014 (27-29 March), the buzz around the miracles data can perform has reached a fresh pitch. WINGS is the trades union for all of us who spend our waking …

Opinion Jo Andrews 1 March 2011

Defining social justice philanthropy: spearing the sausage?

Like spearing a tricky sausage on a plate or, more poetically, catching a butterfly on the wing without damaging it, attempting to define a field of grantmaking is notoriously difficult. Define it too narrowly and …