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A space for change: EDGE annual conference 2019

Martin Modlinger 15 April 2019

Change sometimes comes in familiar terms. When at the EDGE conference 2019 in Brazil, the discussion came to accountability and reporting, on progress towards goals and on useful indicators, this was not at all surprising …


What does embodied systemic change look like?

1 Michael Kourabas 15 April 2019

On April 10, after three days together in Brazil discussing systemic crises and their alternatives (at a ‘Systemic Alternatives Symposium’), movement leaders from around the world gathered with funders for a movement-funder ‘encontro.’ The encontro, …


Women are leading a new wave of philanthropy across Latin America

Florencia Roitstein 8 March 2019

We’re in a very critical moment in our region’s history. Women feel, more than ever before, motivated to share their stories about the role of philanthropy in activism, which has been difficult to talk about. …

Bernard van Leer study on Nicaragua’s formation of progressive childhood learning policies

Alliance magazine 5 March 2019

Over the past 50 years, The Bernard van Leer Foundation has invested over half a billion dollars to benefit early childhood development around the world. Through partnerships, the Foundation has played a pivotal role in …

Complex rhythms in Latin America

Guayana Paez-Acosta 5 March 2019

Achieving systems change is a dynamic, continuous, and sometimes chaotic process in which co-creation is key to a successful outcome Systems change philanthropy demands from philanthropists different ways of thinking, of working and of assessing …

Moving with movements

Solomé Lemma 5 March 2019

How should funders understand and respond to the forces that create systems change? Amidst Guatemala’s civil war, a small group of women in Santiago Sacatepéquez came together in 1988 to address chronic malnutrition and the …

Bernard van Leer study discusses reducing violence in El Salvador at its root

Alliance magazine 4 March 2019

Over the past 50 years, The Bernard van Leer Foundation has invested over half a billion dollars to benefit early childhood development around the world. Through partnerships, the Foundation has played a pivotal role in …

Bernard van Leer study highlights educational improvements for indigenous children in Guatemala

Alliance magazine 3 March 2019

Over the past 50 years, The Bernard van Leer Foundation has invested over half a billion dollars to benefit early childhood development around the world. Bernard van Leer commissioned journalists to write a series of six …

New Latin American award on women and philanthropy

Alliance magazine 1 March 2019

ELLAS-Women and Philanthropy has launched a new initiative to identify and increase the visibility of the role of women in community philanthropy across Latin America and in the Latino communities in the United States. With …

Alliance magazine and SSIR launch exclusive joint digital subscription offer

Alliance magazine 26 February 2019

Alliance magazine and the Stanford Social Innovation Review are offering a one year digital-only subscription to BOTH for only $69.95USD. This offer is available until Thursday 28 February. SSIR is a must-read for any serious …