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An existential crisis or moment of opportunity: philanthropy in the US and Canada

Annmarie McQueen 20 July 2021

Over the past year and a half, the United States has reckoned with the pandemic, a breakdown of race relations, rising wealth inequality, the looming threat of climate change and a disorderly transition of power. …


Alliance webinar: Climate philanthropy now – where should philanthropy put its funding?

Annmarie McQueen 22 June 2021

Currently only 2 per cent of philanthropic giving goes towards addressing climate change, however it’s clear that more is urgently needed. To mark the publication of our June issue, this webinar brought together a panel …


Can Co-Leadership be the future of philanthropy?

Donika Dimovska, Simon Sommer and Fabio Segura 14 June 2021

The current global pandemic has reinforced the reality that we live in a highly complex, ever-changing world, and that if we have any chance of tackling some of the big global challenges ahead of us, …

Alliance webinar: #ShiftThePower: what power and how far has it shifted?

Annmarie McQueen 8 June 2021

What is the #ShiftThePower movement and how much has it achieved? This webinar aimed to answer these questions with insights from a panel of activists and professionals working with small, grassroots organisations within local communities. …

Neca Setubal puts Brazilian philanthropy in focus

Andrew Milner 1 June 2021

Fundacão Tide Setubal (FTS) has long experience of combatting racism in the suburbs of São Paulo. It’s a problem that has been ignored for too long by mainstream Brazilian society, but as Neca Setubal, chair …

1,000 days to make a difference

José Luiz Setubal and Marcos Kisil 1 June 2021

Structural racism in Brazil defines the life and health of its Afro-descendant population from childhood onwards. One foundation has set out to change that Over the past three decades, scientific research has confirmed that the …

Interview: Sara Tescione and Silea Pio di Savoia

Zibran Choudhury 1 June 2021

  Tereza, a 60-year-old woman who is blind and has mobility problems, is photographed in front of her hut in Hai Matara, a village in South Sudan which because of the civil war that has …

Sizing up the challenge

1 Michael Feigelson 1 June 2021

How an ambitious quest to scale up its impact inspired a Dutch foundation to change the way it does business  In late 2014 I was appointed executive director of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, a …

Leaving it to trust

1 Pamala Wiepking 1 June 2021

Unrestricted funding has been more talked about than practised by foundations. A new professorship in the Netherlands aims to get to the bottom of what its benefits – and its drawbacks – really are Recent …

Climate action now!

Felicitas von Peter and Winnie Asiti 1 June 2021

If it is to play its part in tackling climate change, philanthropy itself needs to change – and it needs to do so immediately Climate change has emerged as the greatest challenge of our time. …