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The problem with glorifying resilience

Avila Kilmurray 6 December 2022

A winter’s day in Belfast is grey; the political climate is even greyer reflecting seven months of Northern Irish political breakdown and a serial dysfunctional UK Government. Do I feel resilient? Hell yes, but that …


When is a crisis a crisis?

Andrew Milner 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

Organised philanthropy has a number of changes to make in its response to crisis Swiss cultural historian, Jacob Burckhardt, was very specific: a crisis is a crisis when something is definitively changed as a result …


‘We are the ones we have been waiting for’

Patricia McIlreavy 6 December 2022

Current narratives about how to practise philanthropy in the wake of crises are undermining both the effectiveness and the credibility of the sector in doing so. Time to flip those narratives In his opening remarks …

In Profile: Crisis and Resilience

Alliance magazine 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

Below are a number of platforms and forums, public as well as philanthropic, which have made disaster relief, prevention and study their business The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) brings together 15 leading UK aid charities, …

Before disaster strikes, harness the calm – How the philanthropic sector can prepare for crises

Kellea Miller 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

Too often, funders step in only after a crisis. We can do better. It is time to look for warning signs long before the emergency and to build a culture of preparedness Since the start …

Peer Dialogue: Putting equity in pole position

Regine Webster and Alex Díaz 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

Don’t wait for disasters to happen – fund preparedness. And make sure equity is at the heart of what you do, otherwise the direct effects of the disaster will be compounded by inequalities. Above all, …

Preparing for the worst – Philanthropic responses to international disasters

Jessie Krafft and Brooks Reed 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

To fully leverage the generosity of philanthropists across the US, an effective philanthropic response to international disasters depends on making long-term, meaningful commitments to build resilience in charities and communities worldwide Increasingly, individual donors, foundations …

Is philanthropy ready to decolonise?

Alliance magazine 6 December 2022

To mark the publication of our special feature on decolonising philanthropy, Alliance hosted an event for almost 1,000 registrants around the world ‘Participatory philanthropy is very key in the conversation of decolonising philanthropy. Can anybody share …

What should philanthropy be doing about monarchical power?

Alliance magazine 6 December 2022

When Alliance published its special feature on decolonising philanthropy we had no idea it would arrive just days before the passing of British Queen Elizabeth II. It prompted us to ask how philanthropy should engage with monarchical power, …

Lessons from COP27: How to make a difference

Sponsored by Mercer 6 December 2022

Tackling the impact of climate change remains a key topic of discussion within asset managers, but research shows more needs to be done to put ambition into action The agenda at the 27th United Nations …