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What is the role of philanthropy in lobbying and policy-making?

Alliance magazine 9 February 2021 For Subscribers

As the global philanthropy sector has grown in complexity, so too has the intersection of philanthropy and law. Ahead of Alliance magazine’s March issue on law and philanthropy, we wanted to understand how the philanthropic …

Vaccination and collaboration: what we can achieve in a divided world

Denis Mizne 26 January 2021

The approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Brazil, the UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Argentina, Mexico, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, with further countries hopefully set to follow shortly, comes as a great …

Collaboration and community in the fight against climate change

Dory Trimble and Laura García 11 January 2021

The Honnold Foundation (HF) and Global Greengrants Fund are both fighting climate change at the grassroots level. We fuel climate movements built and mobilised by community leaders worldwide, directly supporting the people at the frontlines …

We must develop talent and leadership to meet the challenges of the post-Covid world

Denis Mizne 9 January 2021

Despite our teachers going above and beyond the call of duty to keep the world’s children learning, the Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the deep educational inequalities that exist across the world during 2020. According …

The pandemic and its shadow: lessons in standing with women’s rights organisations

1 Bethan Cansfield and Chiara de Luca 3 January 2021

As the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, a shadow pandemic of violence against women and girls is emerging around the world. Like many organisations, the Sigrid Rausing Trust’s grantees are sounding the alarm about …

Opportunities for grantmaking in fostering the culture of giving in Brazil

Joana Mortari 2 January 2021

In a recent essay, writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit expressed, in a vivid and clear way, that although invisible and immaterial, we reside within many overlapping structures. ‘They are assembled from ideas, visions and …

New report explores community philanthropy’s response to Covid-19 in Latin America

Alliance magazine 31 December 2020

A report from Ellas and the Global Fund for Community Foundations released recently looks at how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected Latin America’s national and regional capacities to meet a challenge – and where community …

Governments cannot squander lessons of Covid-19 in working with civil society

Daniel Ferrell-Schweppenstedde 23 December 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed many flaws in government policies and relationships around the world, from the underfunding of health services to public mistrust of official advice. But in our sector, one of the most …

Community counts

Marcy Kelley, Gabriela Boyer and Rebecca Nelson 1 December 2020

Valuing – and accounting for – what community groups bring to a grant can pay dividends in terms of its impact and sustainability Haiti has proved difficult terrain for international funders, with many development projects …

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, …