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Will the pandemic usher in a new era of corporate philanthropy?

Iain Rawlinson and Ben Morton Wright 19 April 2021

Seven in ten US corporate funders surveyed by the Charities Aid Foundation of America had increased their charitable contributions in 2020. We have also seen revolutionary approaches to giving from major foundations who are issuing …


A call for coordination: philanthropy’s response to Covid-19, HIV, and systemic inequalities

John Barnes and Kali Lindsey 9 April 2021

The challenges presented by Covid-19 are not new to people living with, or at risk of HIV. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) and Black, Indigenous and people of Colour (BIPOC) communities in the …


The Covid-19 grassroots justice fund that invests in people-led justice solutions

1 Abigail Moy 31 March 2021

In the shadow of the pandemic, injustices are deepening. Migrant workers are laid off from jobs yet unable to travel or access healthcare. Survivors of gender-based violence are cut off from the institutions that might …

Covid-19 has changed philanthropy forever

David Mattingly 29 March 2021

Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the funding community has wrestled with how to meet the moment as challenges continue to mount. An informal poll of Fund for Global Human Rights grantees found that, …

Coordinated global philanthropy needs to address global threats

Marcel Arsenault 27 March 2021

Long-term thinkers, including in philanthropy, have been worried about the risks of a pandemic since long before Covid-19 broke out. Jeff Skoll has famously focused on this issue for a decade, as has Bill Gates. …

Mainstreaming children’s rights: an investment for a better tomorrow

Delphine Moralis 24 March 2021

Thirty-one years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ‘progress has gone backwards on every key measure of childhood’ according to a report published earlier this month by UNICEF. As …

Giving grew more than 10 per cent in 2020 thanks to small donors

Alliance magazine 23 March 2021

In the United States, charitable giving grew 10.6 per cent in 2020 driven by the increased need during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, in 2020 charities received gifts of all sizes …

The European moment for philanthropy?

André Wilkens and Esra Kücük 19 March 2021

The coronavirus has taught us three lessons: First, it is possible to put an economic system on hold everywhere in the world at the same time in a few weeks when the threat is assessed …

African philanthropy is emerging as a force. How can it increase support to African NGOs?

Jan Schwier, Maddie Holland, Soa Andrian and Siyasanga Hayi-Charters 11 March 2021

When the first confirmed sub-Saharan Africa case of Covid-19 was detected in Nigeria in February 2020, many African governments moved quickly to contain the virus. While other parts of the world struggled to slow the …

Funders will need to help mental health charities adapt to digital delivery

Alliance magazine 28 February 2021

More funders are recognising the value and importance of digital work, but funder engagement with digital continues to lag behind need as charities struggle to secure money for digital services, particularly in the long-term, according …