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Patricia McIlreavy

Special feature Patricia McIlreavy 6 December 2022

‘We are the ones we have been waiting for’

Current narratives about how to practise philanthropy in the wake of crises are undermining both the effectiveness and the credibility of the sector in doing so. Time to flip those narratives In his opening remarks …

Opinion Patricia McIlreavy 10 August 2022

Philanthropy can’t wait any longer, it needs to decolonise aid now

Every sector grapples with its own issues and challenges, often publicly and not always productively. Despite commonalities in purpose, principles and values among its many actors, the international humanitarian sector is no different. For more …

Opinion Patricia McIlreavy 17 June 2021

Showing up as an ally

The Covid-19 pandemic and the concurrent disasters created by hurricanes, wildfires, and other hazards have stretched communities to their limits. The needs across the globe have also asked all of us to dig deep and …