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Managing neutrality paradox dilemmas by confronting their sources

Mahathi Kumar 24 November 2020

For a platform like GlobalGiving, which has nonprofit partners all over the world, each home country’s reality varies. This lends itself to countless manifestations of Neutrality Paradox dilemmas that GlobalGiving now navigates using their thoughtful, …


Covid-19 accelerates positive change in the way philanthropy operates

Donzelina Barroso 23 November 2020

Funding global health issues through networked and systems approaches offers greater opportunity for impact during the crisis and beyond. The ongoing global Covid-19 crisis has put important development advancements of recent decades at risk, and …


How the public health system in Brazil was strengthened during the pandemic

Andrea Wolffenbuttel 22 November 2020

The story of an emergency fund structured in one week that raised $8 million. When I look back and see when the COVID-19 pandemic reached Brazil, I realize that everything was very fast. On the …

Community philanthropy chair hits out at Mexican government civil society crackdown

Elika Roohi 29 September 2020

Michael Layton, who joined the Johnson Center for Philanthropy as the W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair earlier this month has used his first article to raise concerns about  Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador interference …

Leveraging connections and knowledge from Latin America: engaging investing for impact practices

1 Andrew Milner 29 September 2020

Last week EVPA held their Annual Conference, this time entirely virtually, and Alliance asked our readers in a poll for the session you’d like to hear most about. The winner was ‘Leveraging Connections and Knowledge …

Amid Covid-19 spread in Mexico, Active Communities Fund begins work

Alliance magazine 24 September 2020

The Active Communities Fund from Comunalia, the Alliance of Community Foundations in Mexico, and the Coca-Cola Foundation has begun work, starting with disbursing $151,000 to various humanitarian projects promoting the social and economic reactivation of …

Sandra Alzate appointed new Executive Director of AFE Colombia

Alliance magazine 11 September 2020

The Asociación de Fundaciones Familiares y Empresariales, or Association of Family and Corporate Foundations in Colombia, has appointed Sandra Alzate as its new Executive Director. Alzate replaces Jaime Matute, who held the position for two …

In Latin America, Indigenous peoples fight for collective rights in the face of Covid

Rucha Chitnis 4 September 2020

‘If I become president, I will not give a centimetre more of indigenous lands’, said Jair Bolsonaro as a candidate on the campaign trail in Brazil. After resuming office as the president of Brazil in …

Time for climate and sustainability coherence

María-Laura Rojas 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that global problems need comprehensive solutions The current pandemic has laid bare the fact that Latin American philanthropy can no longer ignore the need to concert its grantmaking and investment …

A tale of two tipping points: Democracy and climate

Isidoro Hazbun​ 31 August 2020

Restoring faith in democracy and restoring nature are essential for a sustainable future. This cannot be done without targeted philanthropy and on-the-ground civil society.  The Covid-19 pandemic has been steadily revealing the lack of government …