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Pathways to Power Symposium: New ways of deciding and doing

Alliance magazine 26 November 2019

The Pathways to Power Symposium brought together a diverse group of people from around the world who are deeply engaged in different efforts to shift power, and who see a value in the opportunity to come together …

World Heart Beat Music Academy wins Achates individual philanthropy award

Alliance magazine 26 November 2019

The 2019 Achates individual philanthropy prize winner is Nick Thomlinson with the World Heart Beat Music Academy, founded by Sahana Gero, after his £37,500 donation. Selected from a list of seven nominees, Thomlinson accepted the …

Power, powerful, empowerment: Pathways to power

1 Ela Bălan 25 November 2019

Sunday 24 November 2019 was the presidential election runoff in my country, Romania. After exactly 30 years from the revolution against the communist regime, the ‘battle’ was between a not-very-convincing Liberal candidate-president in office, and the …

Pathways to Power Symposium: Reflections on #ShiftThePower

Stefan Cibian 25 November 2019

Powerful life stories and transformative ideas make the Symposium a highlight in understanding and transforming the dysfunctional global aid and economic systems. Development assistance and community philanthropy are rarely brought together, although they are both …

Breaking the dichotomy of north and south

Melanie Thomas 25 November 2019

Philanthropy comes from the Greek words ‘philos’ and ‘anthropos’ which translates to ‘love of humanity’. In philanthropy’s historic attempts to ‘love humanity’ we have often done so with a North to South mindset: the Global …

Having difficult conversations to shift the power

Mariana Sandoval Ulloa 25 November 2019

‘What was your first money related memory?’ That’s how we started the day at the Pathways to Power Symposium, held in London last week. There were people saving it, giving it away, fighting for it, …

Four foundations announce $20 million funding to women’s organisations

Alliance magazine 25 November 2019

Four private U.S. foundations announced combined funding of $20 million to women’s organisations to strengthen human rights and finances for women, girls and the LGBTQI community around the world. The organisations, Foundation for a Just …

Three ways to be a (more) feminist philanthropist: Recommendations from women’s rights organisations

Oxfam GB, Apna Haq, Equality Now and Women for Women International 22 November 2019

As an organisation committed to gender equality, Oxfam recently conducted research on specialist funders of women and girls, in partner with I.G. Advisors. We spoke to 26 funders and nine women’s rights organisations about their …

Beyond professional begging

Marija Jakovljevic and Galina Maksimovic 21 November 2019

Being at the crossroad of different progressive movements has made us realise that we cannot just do more of the same. The fact that each year, the global system exploits more resources contributing to the …

How do we tackle the impunity of multinationals?

Juliette Decoster 20 November 2019

Multinational corporations involved in environmental or human rights-related scandals, such as the Bhopal disaster or the collapse of the Rana Plaza, have often enjoyed total impunity. Until now, multinationals have always been able to play …