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Adapting to changing landscapes: How women, girls, trans, and intersex people are addressing COVID-19

13 July 2020
Susan Jessop

What Mama Cash is hearing from its partners around the world about their strategies for dealing with the global pandemic ‘We are putting self- and collective-care into practice and not losing hope that [the pandemic] will soon pass …that together we may continue defending life and our lands.’ Red Nacional de Mujeres en Defensa de la Madre Tierra (National Network of Women Defending Mother Earth—RENAMAT), Bolivia Early on in the COVID-19 crisis, Mama Cash reached …


A global pandemic, an economic crisis: What can foundations, philanthropists, and funders do?

30 June 2020
Julia Unwin

This is the first in a global series of articles and conversations. Each month, we will invite people all over the world to share and contextualise the role of foundations, philanthropists and funders in their own countries. Dame Julia Unwin, Strategic Advisor to Social Innovation Exchange, kicks off the series with a perspective from the UK. We always knew that this would be a precarious time. Countless commentators in the last five years have predicted …


Living the crisis and the change: How women, girls, trans, and intersex people are coping with COVID-19 around the world

29 June 2020
Susan Jessop

What Mama Cash is hearing from its partners about the gendered impacts of the global pandemic The Covid-19 pandemic will …


COVID-19 Crisis: Philanthropy faces a major dilemma as need increases but endowments shrink

16 April 2020
Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan

As COVID-19 rapidly spreads through the world, it has created in its wake a pressing need from almost every segment …


What are people thinking during COVID-19 in terms of giving?

12 April 2020
Susan Pinkney

Susan Pinkney, CAF’s Head of Research, looks at what the latest research is telling us. How are charities and the …


Filling the data and knowledge gap: How philanthropy can better partner with Indigenous communities

24 February 2020
Grace Sato, Sarina Dayal and Supriya Kumar

‘Philanthropy has consistently under-funded Indigenous communities and, particularly, Indigenous-led organizations,’ said Edgar Villanueva, chair of Native Americans in Philanthropy’s board …


Could communities for impact be the game-changer in creating system change?

13 February 2020
Anne Merkle

Communities, networks and movements working toward social and environmental impact are stepping into the spotlight more and more. From the …


A new social contract between civil society and big tech: The UK foundation perspective

7 February 2020
Cassie Robinson

At the end of last year 30 UK foundations met to discuss their role in forging a new social contract …


What is the role of foundations and philanthropy in forging a new social contract between civil society and big tech?

5 February 2020
Cassie Robinson

There are so many ways that technology is changing our society, and really if we’re thinking about the future, I …


Donors are not investing in a resilient civil society in Latin America, but philanthropy bodies stand out

26 December 2019
Clara Bosco

These last years have marked the tipping point of a growing disconnect between citizens and public institutions in Latin America. There is …


We tried to see whether charities’ admin costs correlate to their effectiveness, and you won’t believe what happened next

16 December 2019
Caroline Fiennes and Shruti Patel

Many people believe that charities waste money on ‘administration’, and hence that the best charities spend little on administration. Some …