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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 …

Kellogg Foundation announces $90 million Racial Equity 2030 initiative amid year for record-breaking racial justice funding

Alliance magazine 13 October 2020

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation today announced Racial Equity 2030, a $90 million initiative calling for bold solutions to drive an equitable future for children, families, and communities around the world. ‘Racial Equity 2030 is an …

Philanthropy and Covid-19 survey: We want to hear from you!

Alliance magazine 13 October 2020

The impact of Covid-19 cannot be overstated; from our daily lives to global health infrastructure, everything has been halted, examined or changed. The effect upon civil society has been immediate, whilst simultaneously highlighting historic discriminations …

Growing local giving in emerging economies: Uganda and Tanzania

Daniel Ferrell-Schweppenstedde 12 October 2020

Communities rally around local responses to COVID-19 as economic futures are uncertain. CAF is exploring charitable giving in Uganda and Tanzania with the release of two ground-breaking reports, the latest in a series conducted in …