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Live stream: ‘Turning the power of money into power for many’ with Ise Bosch and Justus Eisfeld

Alliance magazine 14 March 2019

Watch live as award winning German philanthropist Ise Bosch and trans rights advocate Justus Eisfeld talk about the themes explored in Transformative Philanthropy ­­– Giving with Trust, a book in which both, together with co-author Claudia …


How governments can leverage impact investing to solve local problems

Matthew Eldridge and Rayanne Hawkins 9 March 2019

Passage of a $54 billion plan to greatly expand transit access in the Seattle region presented a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve system connectivity and boost the region’s economy. The plan also presented a challenge: How could decisionmakers …


Interview: Rob Reich

Charles Keidan 5 March 2019

For Rob Reich, co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, the first question to ask about philanthropy is not how well is it doing, but what is it for? In an influential …

There’s no democracy without protest

Melissa Spatz 5 March 2019

Threats to the right to protest have caught the liberal funding community in the US unprepared, but the response is gathering momentum Threats to freedom of assembly are growing in the United States. We have …

Scaling deep

Alice Evans 5 March 2019

Lankelly Chase Foundation’s Alice Evans talks to Stephen Huddart and Darcy Riddell of the McConnell Foundation in Canada about how a systems change approach has led them to reconsider not only the way they think …

Wanted: a cure for colour-blindness

Jeff Raikes 5 March 2019

Turning a blind eye to the racism underlying our education system means that any solution will be partial at best When the US education system was created more than 150 years ago, fewer career paths …

Crowding out the gun violence

Gillian Darlow, Grace Hou and Mecole Jordan 5 March 2019

Funders and communities working together in Chicago show that collaborations can perform effectively and quickly if the need is urgent and trust is established Chicago is facing dual crises of increasing gun violence and eroding …

Let’s change the system, not the symptoms

Arianne Shaffer and Tobias Troll 5 March 2019

Our society is structured to put the profit and privilege of a few before the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants Philanthropy is constantly trying to reinvent and justify itself. ‘Systems change’ and ‘systemic …

Just Giving: Why philanthropy is failing democracy and how it can do better

Eva Rehse 5 March 2019

Reviewed by Eva Rehse, Global Greengrants Fund, Europe The latest book by Rob Reich, co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, is the most recent in a series of examinations on the …

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 …