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King Baudouin Foundation launches Myriad, an alliance to facilitate borderless giving

Alliance magazine 2 October 2021

Donors across four different continents can now support charities in nearly 100 countries through Myriad, an alliance created by the King Baudouin Foundation and its affiliates in North America. Myriad aims to ease and encourage …

Co-Impact opens applications to Gender Fund

Alliance magazine 1 October 2021

The Gender Fund, a $1 billion pooled fund organized by Co-Impact, has opened applications. The Fund is looking to support systems and institutional change initiatives to advance gender equality and promote women’s leadership across the …

Embrace intersectionality or risk more ‘foolanthropy’

Kumi Naidoo 28 September 2021

It has been a pleasure to be a part of the Innovations in International Philanthropy Symposium. I, and many others, hope that events like these will influence those that we need to, in the way …

Philanthropy and the power to transform

Leslie Pine 28 September 2021

In more than three decades of working in the field of philanthropy at The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), I have participated in countless conferences and conversations about the role of philanthropy in society. Despite the saying …

Crises create opportunity: taking action on the world’s biggest challenges

Maggi Alexander and Ina Breuer 28 September 2021

We are living in an unprecedented time, facing a global health pandemic, climate change, natural and humanitarian disasters, structural inequalities, and much more, requiring us to rethink philanthropy and to act with courage. The novelist …

Lessons on listening

Lee Pelton 25 September 2021

It’s all about listening. As I had the honour of talking with Theo Sowa, co-chair of the Equality Fund, during our keynote session at the Innovations in International Philanthropy Symposium, that word, listening, resonated again …

We need ears to the ground to achieve global change

Karen Keating Ansara 24 September 2021

 ‘It’s important for us all to become aware of how we listen, what we listen to and how this affects what we do.’ – Theo Sowa, Co-Chair, The Equality Fund Philanthropy is inherently shaped – …

Philanthropic action on climate has been too slow – is the rise of green intermediaries the answer?

Isabelle Gerretsen 23 September 2021

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a profoundly alarming warning last month: human activities are altering the climate in unprecedented and irreversible ways. As the planet continues to warm, we face more …

Power of networks can be a beacon for women and girls

Jane Sloane 22 September 2021

The fall of Afghanistan was on the minds of those who joined our Innovations in International Philanthropy Symposium session on women and girls. Our conversation was a primer in effective networking strategies to support women …

How to stop making assumptions and accelerate community-led change

Hannah Lee 22 September 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.  Assumptions – making decisions without proof – can be dangerous in …