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What needs to happen in order for funders to accelerate community-led change?

Scott Dupree and Artemisa Castro Félix 18 August 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  NGOs can be a strong partner in accelerating community-led …

Philanthropy must act on ‘code red for humanity’

Benjamin Bellegy 17 August 2021

We all know that climate change is no longer a crisis. It has become an emergency. A groundbreaking report published earlier this month by the world’s leading authority on climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on …

Does philanthropy have too much influence? Or not enough?

Alliance magazine 13 July 2021

Pandemic response around the globe has elevated and centred philanthropy, causing many bystanders to pay attention to the sector for the first time. From recognising the influence of the Gates Foundation on global public health …

MAPLE on Indigenous-led climate work in Chile

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 29 June 2021

In Chile, the micro-development organisation MAPLE has been working for almost a decade with Mapuche communities to create a sustainable and community-powered finance tool that fits the tradition values and culture of the Indigenous population …

IKEA, Rockefeller Foundations pledge $1 billion to fund renewable energy in developing nations

Alliance magazine 26 June 2021

The IKEA Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation announced this week that the two funders would be joining forces to set up a $1 billion fund supporting renewable energy programmes in developing nations. The joint fund will …

AFE Colombia appoints Aura Lucia Lloreda as Executive Director

Alliance magazine 22 June 2021

The Asociación de Fundaciones Familiares y Empresariales, or Association of Family and Corporate Foundations in Colombia, has appointed Aura Lucia Lloreda as its new Executive Director. Lloreda replaces Sandra Alzate, who served in the role …

Alliance webinar: #ShiftThePower: what power and how far has it shifted?

Annmarie McQueen 8 June 2021

What is the #ShiftThePower movement and how much has it achieved? This webinar aimed to answer these questions with insights from a panel of activists and professionals working with small, grassroots organisations within local communities. …

Tracking 10 years of protests: here’s what we’ve learned

Andrew Firmin 5 June 2021

CIVICUS’s recently published State of Civil Society Report was our 10th edition, offering an opportunity to reflect on what has changed in civic action over 10 years. Looking back, from the ‘Arab Spring’ and Occupy to …

Kellogg Foundation appoints new director of Latin America, Caribbean programmes

Alliance magazine 4 June 2021

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has appointed Alejandra Garduño Martínez as the new director of Latin America and Caribbean programmes. Garduño Martínez has been at the Kellogg Foundation since 2012 as a programme manager and then …

Neca Setubal puts Brazilian philanthropy in focus

Andrew Milner 1 June 2021

Fundacão Tide Setubal (FTS) has long experience of combatting racism in the suburbs of São Paulo. It’s a problem that has been ignored for too long by mainstream Brazilian society, but as Neca Setubal, chair …