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Mental health, climate and disease: Wellcome’s Director of Strategy on tackling our big health threats

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 10 November 2020 For Subscribers

With an endowment of £26 billion, the UK’s Wellcome Trust is the fourth biggest foundation in the world. As one of the leading funders of global health, it has been at the forefront of efforts …

Wellcome’s new strategy to address world’s biggest threats to health

Alliance magazine 10 November 2020

The Wellcome Trust, the world’s fourth-largest foundation and one of the largest funders of global health, has announced its new strategy, which will focus on infectious diseases, mental health, and global heating. Speaking to Alliance …

Civil society a critical part of pandemic response, finds new research

Alliance magazine 6 November 2020

A new report from the global civil society alliance CIVICUS has highlighted the critical role that activists, NGOs, and grassroots organisations have played during the Covid-19 pandemic. Titled ‘Solidarity in the Time of COVID-19’, the …

When neutrality is not an option

Saerin Cho 5 November 2020

Some civil society organisations, or individuals associated with them, engage in egregiously distasteful behavior. This includes activities that are illegal, discriminatory, hateful, disrespectful, bullying, fraudulent, deceptive, or offensive. TechSoup’s real examples include an executive director …

Global Resilience Fund models inclusive partnerships, rapid responses

Rosa Bransky 31 October 2020

Part One: Taking a Collective Approach to Resourcing Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis Covid-19, like any other crisis, is exposing and exacerbating all of the existing systemic oppression and violence that positions girls and young …

What Donors Want – a podcast with irreverent philanthropy advice

Rachel Stephenson Sheff 29 October 2020

Major gift fundraising is an alchemy of art and science, with the skill of relationship building at its core. In today’s shifting landscape, the need (and competition for) funding has never been fiercer, and criticisms …

The Neutrality Paradox and the shift from guilty capitalism

Anshulika Dubey 28 October 2020

Much of the conversation around the platform ‘Neutrality Paradox’ has focused on non-profit platforms. But what are the considerations for for-profit platforms, especially the ones at the convergence of technology, media and philanthropy? Can and …

Climate movements and funders

Alliance magazine 27 October 2020

If the next decade is a flashpoint for the world’s future, the relationship between climate movements working on the ground and the funders who support them is becoming yet more crucial. An expert panel representing …

Should corporate philanthropy be neutral?

8 Gwen Romack 23 October 2020

The paradox of neutrality doesn’t stop at the doors of giving platforms. Corporations must also examine how the donors and recipients on these platforms align with their corporate values. Consider a company that publishes an …