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The end of condescension: the central issues around decolonising philanthropy

Andrew Milner 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Features editor Andrew Milner outlines some of the central issues that need addressing for ‘decolonising philanthropy’ to have real meaning The word ‘decolonisation’ was apparently first coined by German economist Moritz Julius Bonn in the …


Growing decolonisation

Jane Maland Cady 6 September 2022

The McKnight Foundation is using farmer research networks to fundamentally alter the balance of power in agricultural research and practice At 13,000 feet above sea level, Bolivia’s windswept Altiplano region is a notoriously difficult place …


Decolonising Philanthropy: From conceptual apprehension to functional progress

Shonali Banerjee and Urvi Shriram 6 September 2022

Though the term is increasingly bandied around, what does ‘decolonising philanthropy’ mean and how does it work? Reading the term ‘decolonising philanthropy’ is likely to evoke mixed feelings. Some may feel energised or hopeful, while …

In Profile: Decolonising Philanthropy

Alliance magazine 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Below is a snapshot of some of the organisations globally which are working to provide a practical context to decolonising philanthropy.   Founded by Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous wisdom to heal divides …

Peer Dialogue: Stepping into a new kind of power

Shonali Banerjee, Urvi Shriram and Edgar Villanueva 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Renowned author, philanthropy expert and principal of Decolonizing Wealth Project and Liberated Capital, Edgar Villanueva explains to guest editors Shonali Banerjee and Urvi Shriram* why truth, reconciliation and repair are key concepts in decolonising philanthropy …

Community-driven solutions to the colonial mindset

Rati Forbes and Priti Kibe 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

The key to decolonising philanthropy is to build authentic partnerships with communities At Forbes Marshall, since the late 1960s – from the time of the foundation of our factories – we have lived the philosophy …

Still waiting to see the human face: philanthropy in South Africa

Allan Moolman 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Despite political and economic change in South Africa, philanthropy is yet to play its full part in the creation of a new, decolonised, order In I write what I like, Black Consciousness leader and anti-Apartheid …

The transition from colonial to nationalistic in India

Suresh Reddy 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

The last 75 years in India have seen not only the transition from colonial to Indigenous government, but also a similar transition in attitudes towards the social sector India got its freedom from British colonial …

Is decolonising philanthropy making headway?

Allyne Andrade E Silva and Graciela Hopstein 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

The colonial mentality has infected the practice of philanthropy in Brazil, but there are transformative ways to overcome it Philanthropy has traditionally been framed around a colonialist extractive rationale. Coloniality of power is a term …

Home-grown philanthropy models wanted

Lynn Zovighian 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Decolonising attitudes towards philanthropy needs more than a change of practitioner. It needs a thoroughgoing change of practice Philanthropy in the Middle East has grown against a backdrop of institutionalised humanitarian aid in chronic conflict …