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Facilitate development from below and from within: Seven practice-based recommendations for philanthropists

3 Fons van der Velden and Ntombi Nyathi 23 June 2020

World Bank data indicate that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cause the first increase in global poverty since 1998. Organisations such as Oxfam International argue therefore that it is the time ‘for bold and …

Is the #BlackLivesMatter movement moving you to move money differently?

Segun Olowookere 22 June 2020

The current Black Lives Matters movement, as well as other social movements, are highlighting where funding gaps are in the social sector and where additional support is needed to help shift the power to different …

Crisis demands strong non-profit boards

Pam Cannell 22 June 2020

In times of crisis, the strength of a nonprofit board can be a determining factor in an organization’s survival. As the leaders and guides of social sector organizations, a nonprofit board of directors has the …

If this crisis is an opportunity, how do we seize it? – Part 1

Harvey Koh and Laura Amaya 18 June 2020

As we write this, the world is reeling from a calamitous health and economic crisis due to COVID-19. Infection numbers continue to climb, as is, tragically, the death toll from the disease. The economic impacts …

Philanthropy and racial justice – can it be different now?

Jenny Oppenheimer 17 June 2020

Let’s face it, racial justice hasn’t exactly been a top agenda item for mainstream philanthropy. However, COVID-19 and its manifestly disproportionate impact on people of colour, together with the global outpouring of disgust in response …

New Climate Pledge calls for $1 billion for climate funding by 2021

Alliance magazine 15 June 2020

The Climate Pledge is calling for the philanthropy community to come together and allocate more than $1 billion in new funding for climate change by the end of 2021. Announced at the AVPN 2020 annual …

External communications tips to non-profits during the COVID-19 crisis

1 Olga Shershen 14 June 2020

The world is in the grip of a large-scale health crisis and this is an endurance test for charities. All aspects of the work of the third sector organisations have changed in the context of …

Alliance partner IFIP to run webinars dedicated to impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Peoples

Alliance magazine 11 June 2020

International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP), in collaboration with Indigenous-led organisations, will be hosting a series of funder focused webinars dedicated to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indigenous Peoples. The webinar series launches …

How Businesses can support charities during the COVID-19 emergency

Jasmine Awad 11 June 2020

All around the world, both small and large companies are being hardly hit by the COVID-19 crisis, causing employers to change their business strategies and even lay off employees. Whilst trying to protect businesses and …

The history of philanthropy & social movements for diversity, equity and inclusion

Rhodri Davies 10 June 2020

In recent weeks, the tragic killing of George Floyd and the subsequent wave of protest around the globe has brought the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement back to the forefront of public and political attention. …