In this week’s free-to-read Alliance extra, a global group of members from the Alliance editorial advisory board have shared updates highlighting what philanthropy needs to do on the frontlines of the crisis.
In total, 11 members of the editorial advisory board shared updates from China, India, South Africa, Slovakia, Colombia, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, the US and the UK. The members shared the situations
As countries around the world face up to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, each member described the situation so far in their respective regions and described how civil society, the corporate sector and the philanthropic sector have responded.
Ingrid Srinath of the Centre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, reporting from India described the philanthropic response as muted but also stated international funders have communicated their willingness to accommodate more flexible funding, timelines and reporting. ‘We expect more local donors to respond in the coming days. The economic downturn is, of course, likely to have a severe impact on corporate philanthropy which has been a source of some support to non-profits in the past five years since contributions were made mandatory.’
Read this week’s full Alliance extra article here: Facing the global pandemic: Dispatches from Alliance’s global editorial advisory board