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Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Philanthropy’s Role in Financial Relief for Nonprofits

Sam Marks 7 July 2024

Imagine being charged with critical life-changing responsibilities while being starved by the same public actors to whom you are accountable. This is the crazy-making situation nonprofits are finding themselves in, whether they are housing the …

Why investigative journalism should spark change in the world

Lucy Nash and Grace Murray 4 July 2024

Democracy relies on truth and transparency. In 2024, a year where half the world’s population will have the chance to vote in elections, there has never been a more crucial time to shine a light …

New report calls for shifting the paradigm of the common good

Judith Symonds and Julie Fry 2 July 2024 For Subscribers

Of the many global crises we face, which do you address first? And how do you deal with the complexity each one of them poses? Is philanthropy helping, or does it need a redesign? Does …

Philanthropy and the problem of the Outer Commons

Hilary Pearson 2 July 2024

As I look around at the lack of political consensus on what to do about poverty, public health or climate, and as I listen to the arguments and debates in the media, I do wonder …

Embracing unrestricted funding to drive transformation

Morna Lane 1 July 2024

In 2022 we were grateful to become an early recipient of funding from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. This was a huge boost for us because of the generosity ($20 million) but also because it was, unusually …

Melinda French Gates: Four things to note as she starts a new chapter

Charles Keidan 27 June 2024

Much has been written about Melinda French Gates and what she calls her ‘new chapter’ – her philanthropic plans following her separation from Bill Gates and subsequent departure from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation …

‘This has to be a wake-up call’: Final warning for philanthropy and civil society

Barry Knight 27 June 2024

The title of this article is a direct quotation from Hanna Surmatz, Head of Policy at Philea, who warned about the consequences of the June 2024 EU elections: ‘The anti-democratic and anti-EU forces are gaining …

The Practice of Common Climate Good

Shiv Someshwar 26 June 2024

The crisis of climate change transcends economies and ecosystems. Accelerated by the burning of fossil fuel, climate change is a ‘global bad’, posing dire consequences for all humankind in the present as well as in …

Football’s past, present and future are dependent on philanthropy

Shafi Musaddique 25 June 2024 For Subscribers

Of the five billion people watching the European Championships this summer, the vast majority may not realise that they are, in fact, watching philanthropists on the pitch.  Football and philanthropy have been inextricably linked since …

Catalysts for change: accelerating racial equity through social innovation

Cheryl L. Dorsey and François Bonnici 25 June 2024

The world’s socio-economic systems exclude people from racially and ethnically marginalised backgrounds. An ever-worsening global challenge, this economic exclusion drives inequality in health and livelihoods and seeds social fragmentation. And it’s not just affecting billions …