Views from funding’s receiving end

Andrew Milner

Pressure has been growing on philanthropy to change its practices. We asked a number of recipient organisations what changes they have seen from their funders, how far such changes have gone and what they would like to see in the future

Christoph Schmitz.

Christoph Schmitz of Acker eV notes ‘a big interest in genuine partnerships, not only between non-profits and foundations, but between individual foundations themselves.’ As Dr Denise Raquel Dunning, founder and executive director of Rise Up, a global organisation advancing gender equity observes: ‘At Rise Up, we have experienced first-hand how funders are not just providing financial support – they are actual allies in the work we do to advance gender equity in the US and around the world.’

Denise Dunning.

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