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Should philanthropy rock the boat? Not so fast!

Philo Alto 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

I generally agree with Julian Corner’s article on the relationship between systems change and philanthropy  (Alliance, March 2019). Philanthropy is indeed in a unique position to support changing the system by virtue of its independence, …

Sustainability is the driving force: Interview with Lavinia Jacobs

Charles Keidan 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

One of Switzerland’s leading foundations, the Jacobs Foundation has forged a reputation for its research-based and system-wide approach to the problems it decides to take on. Its chairperson Lavinia Jacobs talks to Charles Keidan about …

The road to gender equality

Jo Andrews 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

It’s not just a question of giving money or making investments, it’s time for us all to examine our work through a gender lens Long ago, in simpler times when donors roamed the philanthropy forest …

The brighter side of philanthropy

Pamala Wiepking 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

If we want to use the study of philanthropy to create more generous societies, we need a more inclusive notion of the concept The question that drives my research as the Visiting Stead Family Chair …

In search of peaceful development

2 Lauren Bradford, Hope Lyons and Rasha Sansur 4 June 2019

Working in the field of peace and conflict resolution involves a particular set of demands. Funders need to be aware and willing to meet them Lebanon, Syria, Rwanda, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Vietnam, Kashmir – …

In profile: Peace philanthropy’s pioneers and networks

Andrew Milner 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

Andrew Milner profiles some of the pioneering individuals and networks that have led philanthropy for peace-building, including in some cases supporting or initiating negotiations between parties in conflict Pioneers Tegla Loroupe Catherine Mwendwa of the …

The peace deficit

Barry Knight and Lauren Bradford 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

A major new survey reflects concerns that philanthropy doesn’t give enough support to peace-building activities. If only it would, its qualifications for doing so are striking This article gives early results from a survey called …

United Nations and philanthropy

Natalya Pyagay and Siebren Moltzen 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

The SDG Philanthropy Platform is helping to coordinate and strengthen the sector’s contribution to international peace-building ‘What gives philanthropy its attribute as a peacemaker is its aim to empower local communities and therefore facilitate a …

Peace and security funding for all

Cath Thompson 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

In a world where nearly everything from the arts to vaccinations to conservation is being politicised, funders of all sorts can learn lessons from the peace and security field Since every philanthropic endeavour depends ultimately …

When state security leaves humanity in harm’s way

Celia McKeon 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

The dominant focus on national and international security is one of the greatest stumbling blocks to achieving human security Building security in the current global context is one of the most daunting challenges of our …