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Philanthropists’ role in empowering Africa’s environment guardians

Rose Ng’ang’a 15 May 2024

African communities have for centuries played a critical role in forest conservation. By empowering these communities, philanthropists have stepped in to not only preserve rich cultural heritage but also tap into their invaluable wisdom for innovative …

Scaling with government: Key lessons for mission-driven organisations

Nikesh Sharma 14 May 2024

At the 2024 Skoll World Forum Marmalade Festival, Spring Impact, Global Innovation Fund and Grand Challenges Canada co-hosted a side event to unpack key lessons for mission-driven organisations scaling with government. We were joined by …

April 2024: Around the world with our regional reps

Alliance magazine 9 May 2024

Every month Alliance regional representatives provide a report on the latest happenings in philanthropy from their region. Below is roundup for April 2024 Successful demonstration test of world’s first zero-emission ship in Japan By Fan Li, …

What Funders misunderstand most about funding social change innovation

Bright Simons 8 May 2024

The last decade has seen a raft of big new ideas about innovating financing models for social enterprises. Philanthropic organisations and program investors have been overwhelmed with gurus promising smart new thinking about how to …

World Hunger Day: A call for increased investment in maternal and early childhood nutrition

Anna Slattery 28 April 2024

One billion – roughly one in four – women and girls around the world are malnourished today. It’s a staggering statistic and a challenge that is getting worse, not better.  The global price of food …

Nigeria unveils global donor platform to generate job creation 

Shafi Musaddique 18 April 2024

Nigeria has unveiled a new online giving platform that it hopes will bring in donors to support and invest in sustainable agriculture, renewable energy transitions and the startup sector.  Announced at this year’s African Diaspora …

African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2024: A call to climate action

Stephanie Simpson 15 April 2024

Representing Conserve Global, we were privileged to attend the ninth annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS24) held from March 20-22, 2024, at the Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA, USA. The event, organized by the …

Drought-stricken Zimbabweans look to philanthropy for food aid

Andrew Mambondiyani 4 April 2024

Large swathes of croplands lie abandoned in Zimbabwe’s Mutare district as El Niño induced drought ravages the country. Last year, the Meteorological Services Department confirmed that the El Niño episode was expected to be most …

Transgender Day of Visibility: Nourishing community to challenge backlash

Dumi Gatsha 27 March 2024

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson tells us, ‘strong communities are born out of individuals being their best selves.’ Yet we’re forced to operate in a system which exerts control by compartmentalising, and a nonprofit industrial complex geared …

The philanthropic disparities in clean energy funding

Rose Ng’ang’a 26 March 2024

Western philanthropies, including foundations, funds, and others, spend billions of dollars annually to help countries adapt to climate change by investing in clean energy. However, compared to the funds dedicated to projects in poor countries …