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Opinion

What is a better place? Making decisions in difficult times

30 November 2020
Theresa Filipovic

What makes a place a good place? A good world to live in? What is acceptable, and what is not, what is considered decent, fair and respectable, and what is not?  What Global Giving identified as the Neutrality Paradox describes precisely what my colleagues and I experience from the perspective of an intermediary. betterplace is Germany’s best-known online fundraising platform and every day we decide which fundraising events to promote, which projects to host, and …

Opinion

The objectivity paradox

30 November 2020
Jacob Harold

In an era of fake news, filter bubbles, and sock puppets one could be forgiven for doubting the idea of a shared reality. But we live on a planet made of actual, physical matter. There are, in fact, galaxies and rivers and honeybees.  Civil society is also real. Living, breathing human beings devote their time and bodies and resources to try to make the world better. There are data points about these people, their organisations, …

Opinion

Towards a new kind of funding partnership

28 November 2020
Rosa Bransky

In the wholly uncertain context of 2020, the funding landscape for many has been turned on its head, forcing us …

Opinion

Reflecting on 25 years of progress for gender equality – and how far there is to go

25 November 2020
Carola Carazzone

Twenty-five years ago, the World Conference on Women in Beijing adopted a Platform for Action that transformed national and international …

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Repair, recycle, renovate?

25 November 2020
Christian Hänel

What Europe and the transatlantic relationship can expect from a United States with Joe Biden as President. An Irish-American Catholic …

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Managing neutrality paradox dilemmas by confronting their sources

24 November 2020
Mahathi Kumar

For a platform like GlobalGiving, which has nonprofit partners all over the world, each home country’s reality varies. This lends …

Opinion

Covid-19 accelerates positive change in the way philanthropy operates

23 November 2020
Donzelina Barroso

Funding global health issues through networked and systems approaches offers greater opportunity for impact during the crisis and beyond. The …

Opinion

How the public health system in Brazil was strengthened during the pandemic

22 November 2020
Andrea Wolffenbuttel

The story of an emergency fund structured in one week that raised $8 million. When I look back and see …

Opinion

Why do feminists continue to receive just 1% of all gender equality funding?

21 November 2020
Esther Lever and Kasia Staszewska

The answer lies, in part, in how funders fund. Feminist movements are key drivers of transformative and lasting change; the …

Opinion

The role of art and academia in inspiring global tolerance

16 November 2020
HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al Saud

Today marks the International Day of Tolerance. It is a day that serves to remind us that we are all …

Opinion

Systems thinking can support research translation and crossing the ‘valley of death’

16 November 2020
Noel Chambers

Funders of health and medical research play a unique and important role. Beyond supporting individual projects and striving to achieve …