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Building on community strengths in Australia

Rachel Kerry and Anne Jenkins 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Two Australian organisations are exploring more effective ways of funding Indigenous communities by drawing on the strengths of those communities Respectful relationships and self-determination are fundamental to working meaningfully with Indigenous communities, but not all …

Three reasons why we’re working to shift the philanthropic sector in Australia

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs 2 March 2020

In 2018, we took our conversations on philanthropy down under, and this year we’re heading back.  During our retreat in Adelaide, we explored how funders can take more risks and be more systemic to increase …

When giving money is no longer enough

Diane Alalouf-Hall, David Grant-Poitras and Caroline Bergeron 29 February 2020

The limits of traditional philanthropy when faced with the climate crisis Since September of last year, bushfires have been relentlessly ravaging Australia. Their track record alone is enough to make you sick to your stomach, …

Double advantage: To be effective, Indigenous peoples’ movement must give women a greater role

Rukka Sombolinggi 25 February 2020 For Subscribers

Even within Indigenous peoples’ movements, Indigenous women sometimes still struggle to make their voices heard. When I got married my husband, Mansur Labada, forbade me to make money. I was pregnant with our third child …

A message to Foundations: take your front door to Indigenous peoples

1 Alliance magazine 11 February 2020

Whakarongo! Kia ora koutou katoa Alliance’s special focus on Indigenous philanthropy worldwide kicks off in Aotearoa New Zealand with a conversation led by Dr Chelsea Grootveld of the J R McKenzie Trust and the Tindall …

For the immensity of the sea

Shloka Nath 28 January 2020

A new cross-sector initiative is developing a collective and distinctively Indian response to the climate crisis. My father has often said if I want to build a ship, I should bring people together, not to …

India climate collaborative launched by industry leaders

Alliance magazine 22 January 2020

In a bold effort to solve India’s climate challenge, over ten of the country’s foremost philanthropies have come together to found the India Climate Collaborative (ICC). The ICC marks the first-ever collective response by philanthropy …

Australia’s Paul Ramsay Foundation commits $30 million to bushfire relief efforts

Alliance magazine 9 January 2020

The Paul Ramsay Foundation has set aside $30 million to support communities affected by the bushfires. ‘We are in this together,’ said Paul Ramsay Foundation CEO Glyn Davis in a statement posted on Twitter. ‘The …

Tokyo Joins Bloomberg Philanthropies’ partnership for healthy cities

Alliance magazine 6 January 2020

Bloomberg Philanthropies recently announced Tokyo as the newest city to join the Partnership for Healthy Cities as part of a $12 million reinvestment to expand the number of cities in the programme from 54 to 70. Launched in …