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Lessons for successful feminist funding partnerships

20 November 2020
Rosa Bransky

While the Global Resilience Fund has been an experiment in rapidly resourcing feminist activists in responsive and participatory ways, it has also been an exercise in collaboration. The process of engaging a diverse group of funders has provided many lessons to share, with undoubtedly more to come. Lesson 1: Building partnership at pace requires a deep commitment to transparency and openness from the start Regular updates, open access to fund information and clear and honest …

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Lessons learned from delivering $100 million in support to local leaders

16 September 2020
Regan Ralph

In 2002, a small group of dedicated activists and funders set out to do something different in human rights philanthropy. Dismayed by the dominant top-down approach to social justice, we launched the Fund for Global Human Rights to shift power and resources into local hands. Since then, we’ve distributed more than $100 million in grants to local human rights activists around the world – and seen how, with the right resources, they can not only …

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The Roddenberry Foundation’s +1 Global Fund is a philanthropic experiment

10 September 2020
Lior Ipp

For foundations and philanthropists everywhere, the Covid-19 crisis represents a singular challenge, as well as an opportunity to doing things …

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How to make online workshops better

3 September 2020
Joe Hill

Virtual meetings may have been an invaluable tool in this crisis, but it’s fair to say they also have their …

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How do we join Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship for greater impact? – Part 2

16 August 2020
Gorgi Krlev

Rethinking pathways to impact The need for impact investing to meet and support social entrepreneurship is growing stronger. And yet, …

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How do we join Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship for greater impact? – Part 1

15 August 2020
Gorgi Krlev

Rethinking the rationales for decision-making by entrepreneurs and investors Social Finance and Impact Investing are clearly hot topics. The media …

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Seven lessons donors can learn from MacKenzie Scott’s surprise $1.7 billion gift

9 August 2020
Kris Putnam-Walkerly

On July 28, MacKenzie Scott surprised the world by announcing she had made $1.7 billion in donations to 116 nonprofit organisations. …

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Why the most difficult time for planning strategy may be the right time

5 August 2020
Hannah Barker

As we move into a new phase of the Covid-19 crisis, there is a need – and hopefully now some …

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Governance and social movements: How funders can help bridge an unnecessary divide

24 July 2020
Michael Jarvis

The coronavirus pandemic poses a challenge and opportunity for governance funders. There is an immediate need to support transparency, participation …

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Riding the impact wave: The brave new world

20 July 2020
Farahnaz Karim

In this uncertain era, many are re-imagining and preparing for a Brave New World. A world where profit is inextricably …


Living the crisis and the change: How women, girls, trans, and intersex people are coping with COVID-19 around the world

29 June 2020
Susan Jessop

What Mama Cash is hearing from its partners about the gendered impacts of the global pandemic The Covid-19 pandemic will …