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Exploring power and risk at the Philanthropy Australia Conference

Tom Dawkins 12 September 2022

It was great to be back in-person with the philanthropic sector for the Philanthropy Australia conference. Convenings like the Philanthropy Australia national conference are incredibly important for sharing learnings and building relationships, but effort needs …


Alliance magazine 8 September 2022

Disrupting ourselves to disrupt the system

Derya Tombuloğlu 6 September 2022

PEXforum22 was all about building bridges and fostering collaboration, and Istanbul served the event’s spirit in many ways. As Rana Kotan, the general secretary of TÜSEV, beautifully put in her welcoming remarks, the city mimics …

Decolonising Philanthropy: From conceptual apprehension to functional progress

Shonali Banerjee and Urvi Shriram 6 September 2022

Though the term is increasingly bandied around, what does ‘decolonising philanthropy’ mean and how does it work? Reading the term ‘decolonising philanthropy’ is likely to evoke mixed feelings. Some may feel energised or hopeful, while …

Community-driven solutions to the colonial mindset

Rati Forbes and Priti Kibe 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

The key to decolonising philanthropy is to build authentic partnerships with communities At Forbes Marshall, since the late 1960s – from the time of the foundation of our factories – we have lived the philosophy …

The transition from colonial to nationalistic in India

Suresh Reddy 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

The last 75 years in India have seen not only the transition from colonial to Indigenous government, but also a similar transition in attitudes towards the social sector India got its freedom from British colonial …

Home-grown philanthropy models wanted

Lynn Zovighian 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Decolonising attitudes towards philanthropy needs more than a change of practitioner. It needs a thoroughgoing change of practice Philanthropy in the Middle East has grown against a backdrop of institutionalised humanitarian aid in chronic conflict …

Tales of dynamism and diversity: Reflections on the AVPN 2022 conference

Andrew Milner 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Andrew Milner reflects on the debate at the heart of the AVPN 2022 conference that he recently attended in Bali The Asian decade: it was on the AVPN’s 2022 conference masthead, it was proclaimed from …

Hope and philanthropy

Filiz Bikmen 3 September 2022

This is one of the most personal posts I’ve ever written. Based on one of the most personal stories I’ve ever shared – and I have PEXforum Istanbul to thank for both opportunities. With 20-plus …