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Constitutional change and devolution – is there a role for philanthropy?

9 June 2021
Martin O'Brien

I think it’s fair to say that many of us working in philanthropy were entirely unprepared for the deep divisions …


Nailing net-zero by creating an accountability ecosystem

8 June 2021
Amol Mehra

Not a day goes by without a company making a new commitment to achieve net-zero emissions in the next few …


Why and how to build cross-sector partnerships: Lessons from Ukraine

7 June 2021
Oleksandra Lytvynenko

‘True excellence is a product of synergy,’ a common saying goes. For the third sector, it’s especially relevant. It’s too …


Tracking 10 years of protests: here’s what we’ve learned

5 June 2021
Andrew Firmin

CIVICUS’s recently published State of Civil Society Report was our 10th edition, offering an opportunity to reflect on what has changed …


Time to take a leap forward and offer mental health for all

3 June 2021
Maximilian Martin and Anil Soni

Around the world, one billion people suffer from mental health problems. Depression and anxiety are among the top ten causes …


Advice for philanthropy from COP’s Climate Action Champion

2 June 2021
Charles Keidan

‘Philanthropy is incredibly influential.’ That is the view of Nigel Topping, High-Level Climate Action Champion for the UK, who is …


The nature of capital and other threats to impact

2 June 2021
Farahnaz Karim

Human nature and its constructs Capitalism is arguably our triumphant ideology, a foundational construct that orders our lives and societies. …


There’s a climate crisis: here’s what philanthropy should do

31 May 2021
Leslie Johnston

Last year, Ellen Dorsey, of the Wallace Global Fund, called on philanthropy to declare a climate crisis. Stating the urgency …


Donors can do a lot more to achieve a humanitarian system that works for women

30 May 2021
Holly Miller and Naomi Tulay-Solanke

Last week, the Feminist Humanitarian Network released research led by its women’s rights organisation (WRO) members on the challenges that …


Response: Here’s how we build local

26 May 2021
Alette van Kralingen

This article is a response to Building local is central to shifting power by Jenny Hodgson. The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign …


Building local giving is central to shifting power

26 May 2021
Jenny Hodgson

It is an odd but interesting fact that local resource mobilisation has never really inspired the interest or support of …


Racial justice and climate action

23 May 2021
Shalinder Carter

The Black Lives Matter movement, the killing of George Floyd, extreme storms, apocalyptic wildfires, soaring temperatures, and an increase in droughts and …