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WINGS Forum 2020: Focus not only on sharing generosity, but sharing power

Elika Roohi 26 November 2020

The 2020 annual WINGS forum was meant to happen in Nairobi, a celebration of the organisation’s 20th anniversary with their first conference in Africa. Of course, this year made other plans – so this week …


Covid-19 accelerates positive change in the way philanthropy operates

Donzelina Barroso 23 November 2020

Funding global health issues through networked and systems approaches offers greater opportunity for impact during the crisis and beyond. The ongoing global Covid-19 crisis has put important development advancements of recent decades at risk, and …


Countering the biodiversity crisis with new funding models

Fred Nelson, Katy Scholfield, Gemma Goodman and Nick Lapham 13 November 2020

Biodiversity loss and associated ecosystem collapse is an urgent global challenge – one of the top five risks to humanity according to the World Economic Forum. During the past 50 years, 60 per cent of …

AVPA launches first ever report on Africa’s social investments landscape

Alliance magazine 12 November 2020

The African Venture Philanthropy Alliance, a Pan-African network of social investors that was started in 2018, launched yesterday a report on the state of social investment financing in Africa. The report is the first of …

South African funders gather to discuss future of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 3 November 2020

The Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa’s virtual symposium kicked off today, bringing together some 100 South African funders to discuss and debate the future of funding in an unprecedented and disruptive climate. The virtual …

Kenya’s Neema Project speaks with their sponsor to understand the ‘whys’ behind funding choices

Greg Lusby and Emily Nelson 22 October 2020

Every non-profit has a vested interest in understanding the ‘why’ of philanthropic efforts. As members of the non-profit Neema Project, we tapped into this psychology by interviewing our title sponsor after this year’s major giving …

To grassroots non-profit organisations ‘neutrality paradox’ is a double-edged sword!

Leah Wandera 14 October 2020

The sustainability of the most grassroots non- profit organisations highly depends on the support from esteemed donors like GlobalGiving. However, before this relationship and connection comes into existence, these organisations must go through a diligent …

Growing local giving in emerging economies: Uganda and Tanzania

Daniel Ferrell-Schweppenstedde 12 October 2020

Communities rally around local responses to COVID-19 as economic futures are uncertain. CAF is exploring charitable giving in Uganda and Tanzania with the release of two ground-breaking reports, the latest in a series conducted in …

Shine Campaign: Energising women in the Global South

Sheila Oparaocha and Emira Woods 9 October 2020

The future of sustainable energy innovation is women-led, community-powered, and based in the Global South. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed flawed systems that have failed marginalised communities living in the Global South for decades. These …

Strong case for philanthropic intervention in cold chains for food, says new report

Alliance magazine 6 October 2020

A new report by the Carbon Trust, commissioned by the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Programme (K-CEP) outlines the challenge of reducing emissions from rapidly growing food cold chains, identifying how philanthropy can help reach net zero …