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Rebecca Hanshaw

Opinion Rebecca Hanshaw and Barry Knight 13 July 2023

Breaking out of echo chambers: Expanding constituency conversations

Our consultations about the future of international development show that responsibility for deciding how money is spent should be transferred to people who receive the money rather than retained by those who give it.  This …

Opinion 1 Rebecca Hanshaw and Barry Knight 19 May 2023

Progress on reforming international development

In this article, we report progress on our consultations across the ‘development’ ecosystem in the nine months since the publication of the Jigsaw report that called for root and branch reform of international development. The …

Analysis Chrissy Cattle, Rebecca Hanshaw and Fabiola Quesada-Andrade 19 April 2022

Funding a movement-led approach to end gender violence in Perú

How do you make a difference on the other side of the world? In 2021, the Old Dart Foundation (ODF) embarked on a bold new partnership with Global Fund for Women, investing in a movement-led …

Opinion Rebecca Hanshaw 15 December 2021

How can we measure the impact of philanthropy in supporting community-led change

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. If philanthropy is genuine about supporting community-led change, funders need to …

Opinion Rebecca Hanshaw 15 November 2019

Shifting power to resist the rights backlash with trust based philanthropy

In a world of populist, ‘punching down’ and divisive politics, trust is a commodity in short supply. A bleak reality, and one with significant consequence for individuals, communities, nations – and philanthropy. Regardless of where …

Analysis Rebecca Hanshaw and Claire Hickson 12 June 2019

Shifting the power: when it comes to women’s rights it’s not (just) what you fund, it’s how and who you fund

Against a backdrop of growing global threats to women’s rights, we are also witnessing a profound moment for progress. Women and girls are rising up, leading movements, and creating transformational change in their communities and …