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What must be sacrificed in times of crisis

28 July 2020
Leaha Wynn

For centuries, philanthropy has aided society during times of crisis. At The Forum’s 2020 Annual Conference (virtually, this year), the ways philanthropy has mobilized to address the COVID-19 crisis was (unsurprisingly) a central theme. In the past several months, philanthropy has grappled with shifting in ways it never considered to adapt to the novel challenges presented by the pandemic. On top of the virus, the outcry to the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna …

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Taking action on anti-Black racism: A call for philanthropy

28 July 2020
Alice Y. Hom

These days it’s rare to leave a zoom webinar with wanting more but that’s the feeling I had with the 2o2o Forum Virtual Conference session, Taking Action on Anti-Black Racism: A Call for Philanthropy. The conversation facilitated by Susan Taylor Batten (ABFE CEO) with panelists, Pat Eng (AAPIP CEO), Kathleen Enright COF CEO) and Marcus Walton (GEO CEO) provided the space to name anti-Black racism and discuss what a few philanthropy-serving organizations are doing around the …

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Stop making us package and repackage racial equity and justice

27 July 2020
Eleni Refu

As a recent entrant to the world of PSOs after having spent some years in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, …

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Systems change, equity, and the role of philanthropy serving organisations

27 July 2020
Eddie Torres

I’m writing to share some thoughts on United Philanthropy Forum’s excellent 2020 Forum Virtual Conference, which brings together Philanthropy Serving …

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Collaborative philanthropy: Is now the time?

16 July 2020
Éilis Murray

In a world of increasing uncertainty collaboration is more and more essential. Exploring the theme presents opportunity to understand both …

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Philanthropy’s superpower!

16 June 2020
Catherine Brown

The session on Funding Systems Change in Asia was a powerful call to action for philanthropy to provide more risk …

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Strategically leveraging corporate resources for social impact

16 June 2020
Amy McGoldrick

Last week AVPN held their 8th Annual Conference, this time entirely virtually, and Alliance asked our readers in a poll …

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Reflecting on strides in the impact investment industry

15 June 2020
Athena Lam

Between June 8–12, 2020, the AVPN hosted its annual conference virtually, allowing for an unprecedented number of participants to participate …

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Address digital infrastructure gap to close COVID-19 induced learning gap

15 June 2020
Zelig Dhi Lee

COVID-19 has disrupted students’ learning as a result of school closures; as highlighted by several education advocates who spoke at …

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Shaping the new normal

3 June 2020
Birce Altay

Last month, more than 70 participants came together on a virtual meeting room for DAFNE’s summer meeting with many questions …

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My three takeaways from the Losing Control Network Event

23 March 2020
Josiane Smith

On Wednesday March 4 2020, funders, commissioners and local organisations from multiple sectors came together at The Abbey Centre in …