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Covid-19 accelerates positive change in the way philanthropy operates

Donzelina Barroso 23 November 2020

Funding global health issues through networked and systems approaches offers greater opportunity for impact during the crisis and beyond. The ongoing global Covid-19 crisis has put important development advancements of recent decades at risk, and …


How belief systems propel philanthropic innovations in Asia

Denderah Rickmers and Amanda Kee 9 November 2020

Around the world, humanity is drawing on beliefs – religious, social, or cultural values – to guide us through what has been called ‘the new normal.’ This is particularly relevant in Asia, where at least 60 …


Where to From Here? Perspectives from inside an environmental nonprofit/asset owner

Giulia Christianson and Ariel Pinchot 7 November 2020

We will long remember 2020 as a year of immense tragedy. In the U.S. alone, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken the lives of over 230,000 people and left millions unemployed and struggling to get by. …

Civil society a critical part of pandemic response, finds new research

Alliance magazine 6 November 2020

A new report from the global civil society alliance CIVICUS has highlighted the critical role that activists, NGOs, and grassroots organisations have played during the Covid-19 pandemic. Titled ‘Solidarity in the Time of COVID-19’, the …

South African funders gather to discuss future of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 3 November 2020

The Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa’s virtual symposium kicked off today, bringing together some 100 South African funders to discuss and debate the future of funding in an unprecedented and disruptive climate. The virtual …

Global Resilience Fund models inclusive partnerships, rapid responses

Rosa Bransky 31 October 2020

Part One: Taking a Collective Approach to Resourcing Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis Covid-19, like any other crisis, is exposing and exacerbating all of the existing systemic oppression and violence that positions girls and young …

Community philanthropy’s role in building civil society CEE in the COVID context, Part II

Boris Strečanský 30 October 2020

Read Part I of this series. In the recent article Merrill Sovner, William Moody and Barry Gaberman submit that the key lessons learned of five pooled philanthropic funds in their effort of reviving civil society …

Solutions for feeding minds

Ramesh Sachdev 29 October 2020

The first step in solving a major problem is getting the right people to pay attention. I was impressed by just how well Marcus Rashford MBE has done this for child food poverty in the …

Values-based giving: An unexpected outcome from Covid-19

1 Patrick Stewart 26 October 2020

By nature, Americans have always exhibited a significant level of philanthropy, showing again and again a willingness to support a broad range of causes. Historically this has been especially true during moments of national crisis. …

New guide offers donors ‘questions to ask’ when supporting charities for Covid-19 recovery

Alliance magazine 21 October 2020

Beacon Collaborative have published ‘Do Something New’, a guide that includes a set of questions that funders can ask themselves and the charities they are thinking of supporting. According to the collaborative, the toolkit will …