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Investing in innovation is worth the risk

29 November 2022
Katie Carrasco

The theme that stayed with me following this year’s Asia Philanthropy Congress was that of innovation’s pivotal role in driving development in Asia. Asia has two thirds of the world’s poor and solutions to, for example, the climate crisis, require innovation due to the relatively new nature of the challenge. As do many problems that have existed around the world without yet being solved. Attending the session ‘Future of Philanthropy and Social Innovation’ gave me …

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Catalytic capital: the big picture

28 November 2022
Peter Cafferkey

At EVPA’s upcoming Brussels Impact Week (sadly now sold out!) we have a powerhouse panel representing 4 continents and over 2,500 investors for impact. On Thursday 1st December, leaders at EVPA, Latimpacto, AVPA and AVPN will convene. The focus? Catalytic Capital. Building on wider work being undertaken by all, focusing on the role this form of capital is playing. At its core this work looks to map, identify and grow this impact capital across the …

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The power of Philanthropies at COP27

23 November 2022
Alice Amorim

I arrived at COP27 with a lot of excitement and questions. Our goals there were very clear. We wanted to: (1) Promote the Philanthropy for Climate movement to a broader audience; (2) Help our members that have never been to a COP to experience it and leave with potential ideas of what they could do to develop their climate work with their members; (3) Diversify the Philanthropy for Climate movement, welcoming new Global South Philanthropic …

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A side chat on customary land ownership & the gender gap in Africa

18 November 2022
Gima H. Forje

From October 23 – 26, 2022 actors in the philanthropic and civic space gathered in Kagili for the first in-person meeting of the African Philanthropic Forum (APF) since the outbreak of COVID-19. Participants were ostensibly delighted to see each other after a prolong period of lockdown and daunting restrictions on both local and international travels. There are arguably two other good reasons why people were thrilled about the 2022 APF: First, it was held in …

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Remembering the 2022 African Philanthropy Forum Conference: ‘African Philanthropists Closing the Gender Gap’

18 November 2022
Ifeoma I. Idigbe

A gender gap should not exist. How can we close it and how long will it take? The African Philanthropy …

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It wasn’t rubbish at all

15 November 2022
Heljä Franssila

‘When I was the speechwriter for the climate minister, all the speeches I wrote for the UN Climate Change Conferences …

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Nordic Foundations Conference: Kone, Brita Maria Renlunds, and KR Foundations on how ESG can be done

15 November 2022
Elika Roohi

‘The world is changing – and it’s changing fast. It’s no longer an option for us to look down or …

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The Pope, Jeff Bezos, and 100 philanthropists walk into The Vatican

2 November 2022
Naila Farouky

A group of philanthropists – including Jeff Bezos – went to the Vatican to see the Pope earlier this month. …

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Between the challenges and hope, philanthropies (in plural) that resist

31 October 2022
Luisa Hernandez and Jonathas Azevedo

Doing advocacy work in the field of philanthropy is not an easy task. The reproduction of colonial structures, racism, misogyny, …

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Perceptions on philanthropy

31 October 2022
Mariana de Assis

Philanthropy, Social Justice, Decolonial Philanthropy, Human Rights, Democracy… The 10th Anniversary Seminar of the Brazilian Philanthropy Network for Social Justice …

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Building horizontal spaces to share knowledge

31 October 2022
Diane Pereira Sousa

The title of this text is the first definition of the Comuá Network in my view. There are many ways …

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The metaverse of philanthropy: Building transformative realities from social justice

31 October 2022
Marcelle Decothé

You must have heard or read something about the technological phenomenon of the moment: the Metaverse. It is nothing more …

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Making good builds trust and confidence: 2022 Romanian Community Foundations Conference

29 October 2022
Stefan Cibian

Preparing for the future takes a good understanding of global trends, an analytic mind, and new instruments for community action. …