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Sophie Monaghan-Coombs

Opinion Sophie Monaghan-Coombs 2 March 2020

Three reasons why we’re working to shift the philanthropic sector in Australia

In 2018, we took our conversations on philanthropy down under, and this year we’re heading back.  During our retreat in Adelaide, we explored how funders can take more risks and be more systemic to increase …

Practical advice 1 Sophie Monaghan-Coombs 29 January 2020

Three ways in which funders can disperse power in philanthropy this year

Many of the conversations taking place within philanthropy at the moment centre around legitimacy, transparency, equity, diversity, inclusion…the list goes on. These topics skirt around what really needs to be addressed: the unbalanced power dynamics …

Opinion 1 Sophie Monaghan-Coombs 1 November 2019

Three reflections after a year spent with funders

I’ve spent a lot of time this year listening to funders; on the phone; at roundtables and during the three retreats we’ve held this year on Wasan Island as part of the SIX Funders Node. …