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10 solutions to scale gender lens investing

19 November 2022
Daniel Rostrup

Why is gender lens investing still just a ‘drop in the ocean’ of mainstream finance? I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2022 GenderSmart Investing Summit in London. The Summit drew together gender lens investing experts, field builders and changemakers from around the world for two days of learning, connecting and collaboration. What is gender lens investing? Gender lens investing (GLI) integrates gender analysis into the investment process in order to produce better social …

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What I learned from well-being week

29 August 2022
Hayley Roffey

Global Fund for Children Managing Director Hayley Roffey reflects on GFC’s decision to close for a week over the summer. In early August, GFC had our first-ever global well-being week, where we closed our ‘real life’ and virtual office doors to make way for rest, recuperation, and recovery. This is what I learned: It is super rare! When I mentioned it to people, it was hard for many to get their head around the idea …

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Operating Archetypes: a new tool for analysis and action

20 August 2022
Olga Tarasov

Given the recent and ongoing seismic shocks to society from the pandemic, increased recognition of systemic inequities, and climate change, many philanthropies around the world, regardless of their form, experience, age and size, are facing the same question: how to better leverage their resources and capabilities to fulfil the promise of philanthropy to bring transformational change. Funders are increasingly challenged to review and crystallize not only what they seek to accomplish and the kind of …

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The cost of living crisis demands a Covid-style response

11 July 2022
Naomi Chapman

Life is getting more expensive for everyone. In Britain, the official inflation rate is 9.1 per cent. America is not far behind at 8.6 per cent. Across the EU it’s averaging 8.8 per cent. But it’s worse if you’re poor. The poorest households spend a greater proportion of their income on items for which prices are rising the fastest. Low-income families in Britain for example spend a fifth of their budget on energy, compared with …

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So you want to do a participatory strategy?

18 March 2022
Rachel Stephenson Sheff

Love the intention – but let’s make sure you get it right. These days, the word ‘participation’ – or rather, …

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15 best practices for hosting virtual or hybrid fundraising events

5 February 2022
Steve Bernat

Like many activities, the onset of the pandemic abruptly put an end to in-person fundraising. Now in our new normal, …

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What are the best practices for online giving? Here’s three from our research

2 February 2022
Andy Jones

Ten years ago, nonprofit fundraisers waited for the postal service to make their daily delivery of mail at the office …

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How unrestricted should funding be?

25 November 2021
Hugh Davidson

INGOs prefer unrestricted funds, often for good reasons. For funders this can feel like: ‘Just give us the money and …

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How to stop making assumptions and accelerate community-led change

22 September 2021
Hannah Lee

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy …

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Flexible funding is the right way forward – but we still need to measure impact

20 September 2021
Sarah Denselow and Seth Reynolds

One of the healthiest shifts we’ve seen from this pandemic has been the rise of more flexible trust-based forms of grant-making. But this …

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Impact philanthropy: building blocks of impact for maximising the ROI of your philanthropy

5 September 2021
Sue Norton

As Covid-19 and its variants continue to spread despite progress with vaccines, what felt like a brief period of optimism …

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How to help Afghans? Suggestions for impactful and respectful giving

30 August 2021
Farahnaz Karim

The security and political crisis in Afghanistan has touched many around the world who are ready to help, host and …

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How to effectively support the earthquake-hit communities in Haiti

16 August 2021
Regine Webster

The island nation of Haiti has been dealt yet another devastating blow. While details are still emerging, we know that a …