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New report looks at funding against LGBTI communities around the world

Alliance magazine 5 December 2018

A new report by the Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) ‘Religious Conservatism on the Global Stage: Threats and Challenges for LGBTI Rights’ documents the main conservative strategies, discourses, funding sources, and actors opposing sexual orientation and …


Will Brazilian philanthropy leapfrog the ‘grantmaking phase’ and move directly to an impact investing model?

Jessica Sklair 4 December 2018

In conversation with a foundation director after a recent event on the philanthropy circuit in São Paulo, I mentioned the Brazilian philanthropy sector’s enthusiasm for the rising global trend in impact investing. The foundation director …


A message to our future president about national philanthropy and the role of civil society in protecting the Amazon region

Ana Toni 12 November 2018

Protecting the Amazon is not a ‘plot’ of international philanthropy. A few days have passed since Brazil elected, with more than 55 per cent of the vote, the former Capitan Jair Bolsonaro, the ultra-right-wing candidate. …

Jaime Matute Hernández appointed as new CEO of Colombia’s AFE

Alliance magazine 17 October 2018

The Colombian Association of Family and Corporate Foundations (AFE) have appointed Jaime Matute Hernández as their new Chief Executive. Jaime has 18 years of experience in development policies and projects, international technical cooperation, international public …

Technology and social investment to build a better world

Rodrigo Baggio 18 September 2018

The Brazilian Philanthropy Forum was an amazing chance to get in touch with some great solutions we already have in hands to accelerate performance and positive impact in society, such as big data and artificial …

Investing in social enterprise, investing in models

1 Lisa van Heereveld 17 September 2018

The definition of social enterprise has been at the centre of global debates for a long time. The overall UK consensus seems to be that social enterprises should generate at least 50 per cent of …

Brazil Philanthropy Forum 2018: Bridging the gap

1 Marcia Kalvon Woods 16 September 2018

The IDIS Forum 2018 with the theme of ‘Impact of Technology’ gave us food for thought. The highlight for me was the opening session presented by Rhodri Davies from Charities Aid Foundation and talked about …

A new dawn for Latin American philanthropy?

Guayana Paez-Acosta 5 September 2018

In light of the declining trend in philanthropy giving coming into Latin America, I recently talked about the need for what I like to call an emerging philanthropy and solidarity-based innovation paradigm for Latin America …

Reassigning public wealth in Brazil

Marcos Kisil 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

The process of PtP has unlocked large funds for charitable use. It might now do so in Brazil via its privatization agenda and serious corruption problems According to Lester Salamon, the Philanthropication thru Privatization (PtP) …

Local community funding: what’s possible in Latin America?

Gastón Chillier 2 September 2018

Much has been written about whether human rights organisations can centre their financial sustainability on support from local individual donors and free themselves from the traditional model of international funding. At CELS, we have concrete evidence to show …