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The birth of #ShiftThePower

Jenny Hodgson 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

A confluence of forces in 2016 brought together one of philanthropy’s most inspiring and dynamic movements for change It started with a hashtag to promote an event. It was 2016 and the Global Fund for …


Community philanthropy in Kenya and beyond

Janet Mawiyoo 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Applying a community philanthropy lens is the route to achieving sustainable development and bring local resources to the fore My memory of using the term ‘community philanthropy’ goes back to the late 1990s when together …


Trust-based philanthropy

Ise Bosch and Michael Alberg-Seberich 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Trust should be at the heart of relationships but what happens when one party to those relationships has more power than the other? People on the receiving end of power often don’t have a choice …

What I know now

Peter Laugharn 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Some 17 years ago, as an international funder Peter Laugharn penned a letter to an imagined colleague new to the field. Here he writes a follow-up letter from his vantage point as president and CEO …

Experience is a profound teacher

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Reflections from a diverse group of celebrated philanthropy practitioners on the key lessons learned from the past 25 years working in the sector Blurred lines of profit and not-for-profit Atallah Kuttab, founder SAANED for Philanthropy …

Homegrown philanthropy

Maria Chertok 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

The burgeoning of philanthropy in emerging market economies is rooted in the development of organisational infrastructure  When I joined a newly established Moscow office of the Ford Foundation in early 1996, everything was clear: there …

Coverage of philanthropy comes of age

Charles Keidan 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Philanthropy media and communications infrastructure is poised for growth but there’s still work to do A specialist philanthropy sector media is on the brink of maturity. In common with philanthropy infrastructure in general, the most …

Under the same roof, but not (yet) in connubial bliss: philanthropy and global development

Bathylle Missika and Emilie Romon 30 May 2017

While policymakers and philanthropists both support sustainable development and social justice, prior to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), they had been doing so on parallel tracks. Now the SDGs are part of philanthropy’s shared language. …

A new era for African philanthropy research

Gideon Boako 30 May 2017

Academics with an interest in the African philanthropy landscape will gather at the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) conference in Accra, Ghana from 21–24 June. It is a gathering that is overdue. One …

Strategy for breakfast?

Rana Kotan 30 May 2017

‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast.’ This remark by Peter Drucker is quoted by people who see culture at the heart of all successful institutions. The values of the organization and the way employees collaborate and …