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WINGS Forum 2020: Focus not only on sharing generosity, but sharing power

Elika Roohi 26 November 2020

The 2020 annual WINGS forum was meant to happen in Nairobi, a celebration of the organisation’s 20th anniversary with their first conference in Africa. Of course, this year made other plans – so this week …


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, …


Charities set up only for political campaigns a problem for Ukrainian foundation sector

Alliance magazine 14 November 2020

What are the scales of election charity? What consequences does election charity have on the general charity sector? These are questions that Ukraine’s Zagoriy Foundation is seeking to answer in a recently released report looking …

When neutrality is not an option

Saerin Cho 5 November 2020

Some civil society organisations, or individuals associated with them, engage in egregiously distasteful behavior. This includes activities that are illegal, discriminatory, hateful, disrespectful, bullying, fraudulent, deceptive, or offensive. TechSoup’s real examples include an executive director …

The Neutrality Paradox and the shift from guilty capitalism

Anshulika Dubey 28 October 2020

Much of the conversation around the platform ‘Neutrality Paradox’ has focused on non-profit platforms. But what are the considerations for for-profit platforms, especially the ones at the convergence of technology, media and philanthropy? Can and …

Neutrality Paradox: 2020 – A crossroads for the nonprofit sector?

Michael Thatcher 16 October 2020

If there was ever a thought that the first year of a new decade would follow a certain modus operandi, within three months, we would be faced with a reality check. 2020 has become a …

Philanthropy and Covid-19 survey: We want to hear from you!

Alliance magazine 13 October 2020

The impact of Covid-19 cannot be overstated; from our daily lives to global health infrastructure, everything has been halted, examined or changed. The effect upon civil society has been immediate, whilst simultaneously highlighting historic discriminations …

How we’re designing to address the Neutrality Paradox

Elizabeth MacLaren 2 October 2020

The Neutrality Paradox is not a new problem at GlobalGiving nor am I a newcomer—having served as part of the start-up team and GlobalGiving’s first Chief Program Officer. Even from our early days in 2002, …

Bleak prognosis for Indian civil society following new foreign funding bill

Ingrid Srinath and Smarinita Shetty 29 September 2020

The Government of India passed the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020 on 23 September, less than 72 hours after it was tabled without any prior consultation, taking both civil society in India and the …

Introducing the Neutrality Paradox Series: How philanthropists and intermediaries confront and resolve dilemmas

Alison Carlman 18 September 2020

No matter where you get your news these days, social media itself seems to be the story. Platforms are under fire for allowing hate speech, fake news, and even active terrorist organising to thrive, all …