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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 …

10 years of the World Giving Index: what have we learned?

Alliance magazine 19 November 2019

Alliance magazine, global infrastructure network WINGS and the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) came together for their first joint webinar to discuss the 10th anniversary of the World Giving Index. This hour-long event discussed the use …

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

1 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, …