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Partnership With Native Americans Announces Joshua Arce as new president and CEO

Alliance magazine 13 December 2019

Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) have announced the appointment of Joshua Arce as their new president and chief executive officer (CEO) effective 6 January 2020. PWNA’s current president and CEO Robbi Rice Dietrich announced her retirement after seven years with the charity. …


Participatory grantmaking: can we afford not to do it?

Dr Stellah Wairimu Bosire, Rose Longhurst, Katy Love and Diana Samarasan 10 December 2019 For Subscribers

Participatory grantmaking is a promising way to practise a more just and equitable approach to philanthropy, though implementing it requires considerable readjustment of both attitudes and ways of working. In this article, we – practitioners …


‘We know the system is broken – if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t be here.’

Amy McGoldrick 3 December 2019

The Equality Fund (EF) announced itself in London recently as a ‘ground-breaking collaboration’ delivering momentum for women’s movements, while driving the cultural, economic and political changes required to make global gender equality a reality.  The …

A man’s call for gender equality: Why feminist philanthropy helps us all

Peter Schattner 29 November 2019

One in three women globally experience violence in their lifetime. If gender-based violence were a disease, it would be the largest epidemic we’ve ever known. 650 million women worldwide have suffered the consequences of child, …

Knight Foundation grants $3.5 million to advance research on internet governance and policy

Alliance magazine 16 November 2019

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation proposed $3.5 million for research on technology policy and debates in the realm. Part of the foundation’s $50 million commitment to support research on how technology transforms …

Time to modernise dated definition of philanthropy to reflect new Canadian reality?

Katherine MacDonald 10 November 2019

Amidst the many activities happening to launch the 2019-2020 academic year, the Certificate in Philanthropic Management of Université de Montréal paired up with PhiLab to add their own event to the mix: a conference led …

Philanthropy Plugged In: Creating community in the digital age

Alliance magazine 8 November 2019

Three reflections after a year spent with funders

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs 1 November 2019

I’ve spent a lot of time this year listening to funders; on the phone; at roundtables and during the three retreats we’ve held this year on Wasan Island as part of the SIX Funders Node. …

Private philanthropy and public legitimacy

1 Hilary Pearson 27 October 2019

What makes a private foundation ‘legitimate’? And what role does public scrutiny play in answering this question? My reflection was piqued by two recent thought pieces on private philanthropy and public legitimacy. The first, from …

Foundations can close the racial wealth gap by funding women of colour entrepreneurs

Catherine Berman 26 October 2019

Shavon Marley was working in sales while dreaming of starting a business in her hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. Then in 2016 she was hit with a breast cancer diagnosis. Faced with a situation that …