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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 …

30 lessons in pursuit of deep social impact: leveraging and creatively using resources

Leslie Pine 4 April 2021

There’s a good chance you’ve heard the phrase ‘time, talent, and treasure’ when it comes to philanthropy. Many in the field, including us at TPI, believe that a strategic, holistic approach to philanthropy involves deploying …

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. …

Our top five learnings from covid-19

Anna Josse 19 March 2021

It’s difficult to grasp that one year on from the initial Covid-19 lockdown we are still in a lockdown. As we all navigate the next few months (and years), and come to terms with the …

Today’s conservation challenges are bigger than any one solution – or funder

Chuck Cooper 17 March 2021

The world is experiencing two closely related crises that threaten our way of life: the climate and biodiversity crises. The immense scope and complexity of these challenges require innovation, multi-sector collaboration, and funding at an …

30 lessons in pursuit of deep social impact: fostering authentic learning & engagement

Leslie Pine 5 March 2021

When it comes to philanthropy, jumping right into action can be the ‘fun’ part, and can also offer opportunities to experiment with different approaches as a way to inform next steps needed to address often …

New guide for funders looks at strategic use of time horizons

Alliance magazine 4 March 2021

To give as much as possible, as fast as possible, or to limit giving to a rate that enables an in-perpetuity existence? These are questions that philanthropists and charitable foundations are increasingly considering as more …

Leading with humility: how consultants can support disability inclusion in philanthropy

Seema Shah 21 February 2021

As a nonprofit and philanthropy consultant whose work centers on equity and inclusion, I am keenly aware that humility is a core competency and that the learning never ends. So, when the National Network of …

Safety and wellbeing: promising funder practices to support partners

Alison Miranda, Vanina Serra and Wedad Bseiso 12 February 2021

Restrictive legislation, targeted attempts to surveil or hack, threats to physical safety: these are only some of the constraints facing activists and organisations, mainly imposed by government and private sector actors, restricting or shrinking civic …

Pooled funder African Visionary Fund commits $1m in core support to African-led organisations

1 Alliance magazine 10 February 2021

African Visionary Fund – a pooled fund with support from partners such as the King Baudouin Foundation US, Segal Family Foundation, Skoll Foundation, and Tawingo Fund – have announced $1 million in general operating support …