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Community-led philanthropy

How should we measure the impact of philanthropy that supports community-led change?

Dana R. H. Doan 13 October 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change. The pressure to provide evidence of social impact has grown steadily …


Drivers and barriers for community led philanthropy in Russia

Yulia Khodorova 29 September 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change. In Russia, civic initiative and local leadership began to take various …


How to stop making assumptions and accelerate community-led change

Hannah Lee 22 September 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  Assumptions – making decisions without proof – can be dangerous in …

Trust is the currency of life – and the accelerator for community-led change

1 Eshban Kwesiga and Ese Emerhi 15 September 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  There is an African proverb that goes ‘he who does not …

Proximity as a value: Grassroots leaders as intellectual partners

1 Shubha Chacko 1 September 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  The instrumentalist approach often adopted by governmental agencies, INGOs, and NGOs to grassroots organisations …

Listening for lasting change

1 Waleska López Canu and Anne Kraemer 25 August 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  Our organisation formed 15 years ago at the urging of …

What needs to happen in order for funders to accelerate community-led change?

Scott Dupree and Artemisa Castro Félix 18 August 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  NGOs can be a strong partner in accelerating community-led …

The winner takes it all

Barbara Nost and Tarisai Jangara 13 August 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  Many of us representing local organisations in the Global …

Exploring community-led philanthropy, together

Alison Carlman 4 August 2021

This article is the first in a series of articles about Community Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  Now more than ever, philanthropy and development practitioners …