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New research studies French philanthropy’s response to pandemic

Elika Roohi 22 February 2021

New research from PSSP (Philanthropy & Social Sciences Program) in France released this week explores the flexibility and collaboration between philanthropic actors in the French sector in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The research …


Can community engagement stimulate the creative economy and lift people out of poverty?

2 Abeer Al Fouti 28 January 2021

Today is Global Community Engagement day, a day when we shine a light on the power of individuals and organisations engaging with their community, working collaboratively to improve the health and well-being of society. Over …


Lloyds Bank Foundation awards grants to infrastructure charities

Alliance magazine 27 January 2021

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has awarded £450,000 in grants to 15 local and regional infrastructure charities who are continuing to coordinate, advocate for and support small charities working on the frontline of …

Vaccination and collaboration: what we can achieve in a divided world

Denis Mizne 26 January 2021

The approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Brazil, the UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Argentina, Mexico, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, with further countries hopefully set to follow shortly, comes as a great …

Bold vision is needed to change a system, so is collaboration and trust

Juliet Cockram 22 January 2021

If there is one word that sums up what we need right now, it is connection. This need has united us through Covid – the lockdowns, isolation, quarantines, and loss. But this pandemic, for all …

Balancing today with tomorrow

Angela Kail 13 January 2021

When Covid first hit, foundations were generous in putting out more money fast to help charities respond. But as another wave washes over Europe, it’s clear this crisis is nowhere near past us. We are …

We must develop talent and leadership to meet the challenges of the post-Covid world

Denis Mizne 9 January 2021

Despite our teachers going above and beyond the call of duty to keep the world’s children learning, the Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the deep educational inequalities that exist across the world during 2020. According …

Collective responses to gendered impacts of the pandemic: A case from Turkey

Aysegul Bayar 27 December 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened the current social problems and intensified inequalities, all across the world. As in every crisis, some groups experience the effects of the pandemic more intensely. Women and girls come at …

New report analyses Indigenous community leadership in response to Covid-19

Alliance magazine 26 December 2020

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been severe in Indigenous communities, and in the face of these significant challenges, tribal communities have mobilised and leveraged resources to mitigate hardship. A new report from the …

Governments cannot squander lessons of Covid-19 in working with civil society

Daniel Ferrell-Schweppenstedde 23 December 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed many flaws in government policies and relationships around the world, from the underfunding of health services to public mistrust of official advice. But in our sector, one of the most …