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Stephanie Heckman

Conference reports Stephanie Heckman 29 October 2021

Vital systems, healthy communities: reflections on the 2021 Global Philanthropy Forum

This year’s Global Philanthropy Forum brought leading philanthropists together online to take an expansive look at what is needed to create healthy communities, in a way that promotes equity and well-being for all. The forum …

Practical advice Stephanie Heckman and Mike Eisenstein 7 March 2021

How we can win the fight against health inequity

The pandemic exposed health inequity and the consequences of living with overburdened healthcare systems. Whether it was lack of access to treatment in impoverished communities, lack of public trust, lack of access to critical medical …

Practical advice Krista Donaldson and Stephanie Heckman 30 November 2020

Funding maternal and newborn health innovation: 5 ways to accelerate SDG progress

For hundreds of thousands of women and babies around the world, health disparities continue to cause too many tragic and preventable deaths each year. The Sustainable Development Goals challenge us to reduce global maternal mortality …

News 11 Stephanie Heckman and Kabanda Obed 15 June 2016

Grassroots forward – New fund launched by the One World Children’s Fund

Recent years have seen the philanthropic sector shift focus from charity to social justice issues that reflect the common threads of humanity that connect us all: equality, prosperity, and peace.  As long term advocates of grassroots …

Conference reports Stephanie Heckman 26 June 2015

Growing the impact economy: the danger of blurring the lines between private, public and non-profit

I recently attended the Growing the Impact Economy Summit, held 22-23 June in the stunning Presidio Park in San Francisco, California. Hosted by the Presidio Trust, the backdrop to the summit was a living example …

Conference reports Stephanie Heckman 16 February 2015

‘Nothing about us, without us’:  the role of the diaspora in philanthropy

Steph Allie Heckman, executive director of One World Children’s Fund, recently presented at the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) conference in San Francisco with One World Champion of Crea+ in Brazil, and founder of, Regina …