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Gender, childhood & youth on the move: ‘visibilizing’ the invisible

Eliza Brennan 27 February 2020

This past week, I had the honor of participating in the Gender, Childhood & Youth on the Move conference in Tijuana, which brought together over 75 nonprofit organizations from Central America, Mexico and the United …


Relationships over indicators

Jill Anderson 27 February 2020

The ‘Gathering on Gender, Childhood, and Youth on the Move‘ brought together grassroots migrant rights organisations, feminist’s groups, and youth-led collectives from across Mexico and Central America. There were a lot of amazing people in …


There are just THREE DAYS left to take advantage of Alliance and SSIR’s joint subscription offer

Alliance magazine 26 February 2020

Alliance magazine and the Stanford Social Innovation Review are offering a one year digital-only subscription to BOTH for only $69.95USD. This offer is available until Saturday 29 February. The exchange of information and ideas amongst …

Participatory grantmaking: it can be done – here’s how

Hannah Paterson and Katy Love 25 February 2020

Creating collective decision-making processes is hard work, but with the right investments it can be a transformative experience for all who participate. Here’s how… Over the course of our work, we’ve both created, participated in, …

Filling the data and knowledge gap: How philanthropy can better partner with Indigenous communities

Grace Sato, Sarina Dayal and Supriya Kumar 24 February 2020

‘Philanthropy has consistently under-funded Indigenous communities and, particularly, Indigenous-led organizations,’ said Edgar Villanueva, chair of Native Americans in Philanthropy’s board and author of Decolonizing Wealth. Over the last 30 years, the proportion of grantmaking by …

Philanthropy: doing harm by doing good?

Allan McKinnon 22 February 2020

‘How do I know I’m doing the right thing?’ It’s something philanthropists ask, but few have time to research the answer. As someone who advises philanthropists on their charitable giving, I know it’s a question …

Stand with leaders shifting the power (even from you)

John Hecklinger 21 February 2020

It’s critical we learn how to truly engage and work with leaders flipping power dynamics even if it means dismantling our own systems of power. Yesterday in Tijuana, Mexico, we kicked off a major conference …

Jeff Bezos launches $10 billion Earth Fund to fight climate change

Alliance magazine 19 February 2020

Jeff Bezos has pledged $10 billion in grants through the ‘Bezos Earth Fund’ initiative to fight the impacts of climate change. The funds will be available from this summer and are aiming to spark ‘collective …

How can power-shifting philanthropy learn from power-shifting programmes?

2 Gemma Graham 12 February 2020

When a philanthropist takes a power-shifting approach to deciding who, when and how to donate then the impact of that gift is transformed. Ok, but how can we start making power-shifting in philanthropy possible? Learning …

We all need to breathe: how philanthropy can act now to tackle air pollution

1 Liz McKeon 11 February 2020

Last week, I took part in an air quality meeting in Delhi co-hosted by the newly launched India Climate Collaborative (ICC) and our partner, the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation. The meeting brought together philanthropies, think …