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Beyond giving: Generation Impact and the crises of 2020

Michael Moody and Sharna Goldseker 21 October 2021

As the urgent needs of the pandemic spread like wildfire last year, Caitlin Heising knew that she and her family had to do something big. As the daughter of Giving Pledge signers and vice-chair of …


‘The climate crisis galvanised us’: Trottier Family Foundation on their climate action

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 19 October 2021

‘If we can’t solve the climate crisis, none of our other work will matter’, said Eric St.Pierre, speaking about the Trottier Family Foundation’s climate work to Alliance recently. The Canadian foundation has been slowly ramping up …


Philanthropy Together launches racial equity programme for giving circles globally

Alliance magazine 14 October 2021

Philanthropy Together — a global initiative to diversify and democratize philanthropy through scaling and strengthening giving circles — has launched a Community of Practice programme focused on racial equity. The organisation hopes that the programme …

How should we measure the impact of philanthropy that supports community-led change?

Dana R. H. Doan 13 October 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. The pressure to provide evidence of social impact has grown steadily …

Is American philanthropy paying attention to the student loan debt crisis?

Tory Martin 11 October 2021

Nearly 43 million Americans hold student loan debt — from federal loan programs, private institutions, or other sources. Their cumulative total amounts to about $1.7 trillion. The economic and social burdens posed by student debt …

Is earned revenue right for your nonprofit?

1 Belinda Li 9 October 2021

Boston, 1902: Reverend Edgar J. Helms collected unwanted household goods and clothing from across the city, employing impoverished immigrants to repair those items for resale and paying the workers through the sales revenue. Known today …

Climate funding is rising – but it’s still unable to break the 2% barrier

Elika Roohi 8 October 2021

Funding for climate action still sits at less than two per cent of all philanthropic funding, ClimateWorks’ annual funding trends report has found. In 2020, ClimateWorks estimated that giving for climate change mitigation grew to …

2020 estimates of racial equity funding off by as much as two-thirds. Actual figure far less, finds research

Alliance magazine 6 October 2021

Roughly $11.9 billion in philanthropic capital was pledged for racial equity in 2020 according to Candid – however, new research from the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) has found that only $3.4 billion, or …

Philanthropy’s tax blind spot

3 Michael Jarvis and Savior Mwambwa 5 October 2021

This is the moment to shake up the world of tax. Will funders rally to the moment? Philanthropy has paid little attention to influencing tax systems. That is a missed opportunity given the importance of …

Philanthropy can help Biden succeed in Central America

Clare Gibson Nangle and Ricardo González Bernal 4 October 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden’s comprehensive strategy to address the root causes driving migration from Central America puts foreign assistance at the centre of a $4 billion plan to tackle violence, corruption, climate change, and the …