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Is it possible to shift philanthropy practice from the middle?

Hilda Vega 23 February 2012

Last month I attended the International Human Rights Funders Group conference in San Francisco, which began with a day-long institute on cultural competency in grantmaking titled ‘What’s Power Got To Do With It?’. The training …

Enter the undeserving rich and what this might mean for philanthropy – a thought for 2012

2 Caroline Hartnell 23 December 2011

It’s that time of year when every blogger and column writer offers predictions for the coming year or a wish list or perhaps new year’s resolutions. I’ll pass on the new year’s resolutions and am …

Occupy Philanthropy

Chet Tchozewski 19 December 2011

‘The arch of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.’ Martin Luther King In my last blog for Alliance I mentioned that organized philanthropy seldom effectively supports social movements because it doesn’t …

NGOs: is the dream over?

3 Andrés Thompson 2 December 2011

After a long decade of growth and international recognition of the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in fostering democracy, advancing social justice and participating in public policies, just to name a few, there are signs …

Further thoughts on the Bellagio Summit

Barry Smith 16 November 2011

The first module of the Bellagio Summit on ‘The Future of Philanthropy and Development in the Pursuit of Well-Being’ concluded on Friday 11 November . Convened by the Resource Alliance in partnership with the Institute of …

Social justice – the foundation of a new society

Trust Africa 26 July 2011

We are living in the age of pluralism. More and more nations are defined by various differences, creating serious challenges around social cohesion, equity and notions of fairness. And yet we are also living in …