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UAF Feminist Principles of Philanthropy

Reflections on a journey of sharing power

Ndana Bofu-Tawamba, Virisila Buadramo, Terry de Vries, Shalini Eddens, Kate Kroeger, Sofía Marcía, Lorena Medina and Vinita Sahasranaman 13 December 2022

Over the last several weeks, we have been reflecting on how we practice feminist principles of philanthropy in each of the Urgent Action Sister Funds, from how we work to build a culture of sharing …

What feminist collective leadership has to offer philanthropy in these times

Sofía Marcía, Lorena Medina and Terry de Vries 29 November 2022

These are not easy times to lead in our sector. From migration to climate to democracy, we face interconnected global crises that are deepening historic inequities and calling for new solutions. As the three Co-Executive …

Funders, it’s time to change how we think about risk

Shalini Eddens and Kate Kroeger 15 November 2022

The courage of Iranian girls and women taking to the streets in protest, removing their hijabs in defiance of unjust clerical rules, and demanding their fundamental rights captured the world’s attention. From schoolgirls to elder …

Effective crisis response takes more than money

Ndana Bofu-Tawamba 20 October 2022

Globally, we are facing multiple and compounding crises. Whether it is the devastating impacts of climate change, a seemingly never-ending pandemic, or armed conflicts from Ethiopia to Ukraine, it can feel like the crises never …

From giving to sharing: a paradigm shift for philanthropy

Vinita Sahasranaman and Virisila Buadramo 3 October 2022

Sharing sounds like a topic for a preschool lesson. But how does this concept transform philanthropy? At Urgent Action Fund Asia & Pacific, we are conscious of the power inherent in how we frame ‘why …

Transforming philanthropy with feminist principles

Ndana Bofu-Tawamba, Virisila Buadramo, Vinita Sahasranaman, Lorena Medina, Terry de Vries, Laura Carvajal and Kate Kroeger 10 December 2021

We are living through transformative times. As the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate crisis accentuate systemic economic, racial, and global inequalities, as human rights and democracies are under siege, and as social movements call attention …