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Arctic conservation harnesses Native skills

Anne Henshaw 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

After years of relying on international NGOs, funders are beginning to value the contribution Indigenous Peoples can make to environmental conservation In October 2020, the 15th conference of Parties for the Convention on Biological Diversity …

Indigenous women changing philanthropy

Teresa Zapeta and Lucy Mulenkei 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

For Indigenous women, there is no distinction between individual and collective rights. How can philanthropy help them achieve those rights and where are the challenges? Indigenous women are part of ancient civilisations, culturally diverse and …

Following the leadership of Indigenous women

Nicky McIntyre 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Listening to Indigenous women activists will move philanthropy closer to achieving meaningful change, writes Nicky McIntyre of Foundation for a Just Society When Teresa Zapeta and Lucy Mulenkei affirm that ‘we are not first women …

Investment, innovation and respect

Jennifer Astone and Steven Heim 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Money is often not the most important element of investments in Indigenous communities, taking a backseat to building long-term partnerships Indigenous communities, foundations and entrepreneurs have launched creative structures and approaches to access financial capital, …

A more comprehensive idea of well-being

Nora Tzec, Verónica Fernández de Castro and Alejandra Garduño 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Indigenous Peoples’ idea of welfare goes beyond the material – often encapsulated in Latin America in the notion of buen vivir. The role of engaged funders is to embrace this, and to have a long-term …

Building on community strengths in Australia

Rachel Kerry and Anne Jenkins 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Two Australian organisations are exploring more effective ways of funding Indigenous communities by drawing on the strengths of those communities Respectful relationships and self-determination are fundamental to working meaningfully with Indigenous communities, but not all …

Philanthropy is a feminist issue

3 Ise Bosch and Ndana Bofu-Tawamba 3 December 2019

If humanity is to progress philanthropic resources need to support women’s voices, choices, participation, education, livelihoods and more In May 1983, the New York Times published an article entitled, ‘Feminist Philanthropy Comes Into Its Own’, …

Shifting the power in a feminist funding ecosystem

Kellea Miller 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Rhetoric supporting women and girls is all very well, but it needs to be matched by a corresponding increase in funding for feminist movements Feminist movements are blazing a path towards justice and creating feminist …

The global force of feminist philanthropy

Alliance magazine 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

A snapshot of the ecosystem of coalitions, initiatives and movements doing the heavy lifting to promote gender equality and women’s rights Beyond the binary Jessica Horn, director of programmes at African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) …

Care is a very important word

Claudia Bollwinkel 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Dreilinden’s Claudia Bollwinkel talks to Nino Ugrekhelidze and María Díaz Ezquerro of FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund about the importance of hearing and shifting power to the grassroots and the need for self and collective …