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Be the narrative: revolutionising human rights

James Savage 18 November 2019

2019 has been the year that narrative-building went mainstream. As my colleague James Logan foreshadowed in January, human rights groups and their funders have increasingly realized that narrative strategy is an essential part of a …

Fund for Global Human Rights and Just Labs partner to create practical advice for Human Rights Groups

Alliance magazine 18 November 2019

The Fund for Global Human Rights and Just Labs have partnered to create a document that seeks to provide guidance to human rights groups on practical ways they can counter, what they have called, the …

Courageous women are organising everywhere, and they need our support

Susan Jessop 17 November 2019

With so many active and inspiring groups around the world, Mama Cash calls upon a broad community of funders to resource feminist organising. In her 2015 poem ‘What They Did Yesterday Afternoon’, Warsan Shire writes, …

Shifting power to resist the rights backlash with trust based philanthropy

Rebecca Hanshaw 15 November 2019

In a world of populist, ‘punching down’ and divisive politics, trust is a commodity in short supply. A bleak reality, and one with significant consequence for individuals, communities, nations – and philanthropy. Regardless of where …

An elegant blueprint: How an ecological paradigm can advance transformative justice

Kiley Arroyo 14 November 2019

‘People normally cut reality into compartments, and so are unable to see the interdependence of all phenomena. To see one in all and all in one is to break through the great barrier, which narrows …

TOMORROW: Free Alliance, WINGS and CAF webinar on the World Giving Index

Alliance magazine 13 November 2019

Registration closes tonight for our free Alliance, WINGS and CAF webinar on the World Giving Index! Join us and share your perspective on a decade’s worth of data which has strengthened the culture of giving. Andrew Milner, Associate …

New report on giving trends of private foundations to higher education

Alliance magazine 4 November 2019

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers and the TIAA released another report on the giving trends of private foundations to higher education. Their previous report, on the topic, was in 2017. The 2019 report is an expansion on their …

New philanthropic guide for strengthening democracy

Alliance magazine 3 November 2019

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP), has released the report We the People: A Philanthropic Guide to Strengthening Democracy which helps ‘create a framework for anyone looking to strengthen the democratic system.’ According to …

Three reflections after a year spent with funders

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs 1 November 2019

I’ve spent a lot of time this year listening to funders; on the phone; at roundtables and during the three retreats we’ve held this year on Wasan Island as part of the SIX Funders Node. …

Foundations can, and must, do more to tackle climate change

1 Pavlina Draganova 31 October 2019

Last October, the world’s leading climate scientists issued a final warning: we are running out of time to prevent disastrous global warming. A year on, their message has made its mark in the UK and …