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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. …

Bad philanthropy: The rinsing of toxic money

Nkasi Wodu and Ese Emerhi 9 June 2020

Last weekend, Black Lives Matter protesters in Bristol, England, toppled a statue of Edward Colston, an English merchant who made his money off the slave trade. Colston was also ‘Bristol’s most famous philanthropist’, according to …

COVID-19 inspired #GivingTuesdayNow raises $503 million in online donations

Alliance magazine 2 June 2020

GivingTuesday was celebrated early this year, with the annual event championing everyday generosity getting a second 2020 date in order to support emergency efforts to respond to the global coronavirus crisis. This year, the #GivingTuesdayNow …

In this moment of crisis, philanthropy should get behind social movements

Charles Keidan 2 June 2020

I’m writing this introduction to our June issue as the aftermath of the global coronavirus pandemic continues to engulf the world. As I write in late April, my children have been off school and nursery …

Interview: Antonio Zappulla

Charles Keidan 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Charles Keidan talks to Antonio Zappulla of the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) about how it uses its media and legal expertise to drive systemic change. CK: You became CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation in …

Entering the funding arena

Halima Mahomed, Graciela Hopstein and Romy Krämer 2 June 2020

Social movements have rarely featured in funders’ theories of change or strategies. This is slowly changing and international interest in movements is rising Friday’s for Future, NiUnaMenos, Lucha, #BlackLivesMatter, the uprisings in Chile and HongKong, …

In profile: Social movements and philanthropy

Alliance magazine 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Movements are often easier to discern by the tracks they leave behind than by their form. Here’s a flavour of some of the varied social movements around the world, those who support them and their …

On climate justice, funders could do better

Andrew Milner 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Philanthropy is falling short when it comes to supporting the climate justice movement that is rapidly growing across the globe Despite what he terms ‘amnesia and individualism’, Nathan Thanki of Global Campaign to Demand Climate …

The time is now

Zion Lights 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Extinction Rebellion is not just about saving what we can of the ecosystem, it’s about establishing a new order When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5 Warming report was released in autumn 2018, …