December 2022

Crises happen: Get ready

Volume 27 , Number 4

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December 2022

Crises happen: Get ready

Volume 27 , Number 4

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Crises happen. Get ready.

The special feature in this issue of Alliance magazine explores the role of philanthropy in crises and suggests that acting before the fact, rather than simply reacting after it is the way ahead. The issue is guest-edited by Patty McIlreavy and Regine Webster of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

We also hear from contributors on the important role narratives play in determining who gets what when it comes to crisis funding.

Special feature

‘We are the ones we have been waiting for’

6 December 2022
Patricia McIlreavy

Current narratives about how to practise philanthropy in the wake of crises are undermining both the effectiveness and the credibility of the sector in doing so. Time to flip those narratives In his opening remarks at the 77th United Nations General Assembly in September, UN secretary-general António Guterres warned, ‘Our world is in peril and paralysed. Divides are growing deeper. Inequalities are growing wider.’ He added: ‘We have a duty to act. And yet we …


A call to respond further, faster, better

It’s a sign of the times that there is no shortage of articles on philanthropy’s response to crisis. Natural disasters, wars, conflict, famine, and poverty – often exacerbated by climate change – are all featured in our latest special feature guest edited by colleagues at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.  But why do some crises receive more attention and funding than others? Does philanthropy have a particular responsibility in ensuring funding goes to the right place, at the right time and in the right way? If so, how well is it discharging that responsibility?  Among many crises this year, from …


Is philanthropy ready to decolonise?

Alliance magazine

To mark the publication of our special feature on decolonising philanthropy, Alliance hosted an event for almost 1,000 registrants around …

What should philanthropy be doing about monarchical power?

Alliance magazine

When Alliance published its special feature on decolonising philanthropy we had no idea it would arrive just days before the passing of British …

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