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Leading with humility: how consultants can support disability inclusion in philanthropy

Seema Shah 21 February 2021

As a nonprofit and philanthropy consultant whose work centers on equity and inclusion, I am keenly aware that humility is a core competency and that the learning never ends. So, when the National Network of …

No room for complicity: fighting racism within funded partners

Aanchal Clare 16 February 2021

If 2020 reminded us of anything, it’s that charities can often face bumps in the road that risk disrupting even the best laid plans. Many responsible funders acknowledge that rather than jumping out of the …

When Covid came for Africa’s third sector

Shaninomi Eribo 16 February 2021 For Subscribers

Almost a year ago, the widespread outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic brought into sharp focus the fragile state of health infrastructure in most African countries. As infections spread across the continent, the ability of national …

What is the role of philanthropy in lobbying and policy-making?

Alliance magazine 9 February 2021 For Subscribers

As the global philanthropy sector has grown in complexity, so too has the intersection of philanthropy and law. Ahead of Alliance magazine’s March issue on law and philanthropy, we wanted to understand how the philanthropic …

A mirror to our field: my five-point plan for the future of philanthropy

Charles Keidan 21 January 2021

At the end of last year, I had the privilege to speak on a panel alongside colleagues in philanthropy around the world at the Gife conference – the leading association for philanthropic foundations in Brazil. …

What big liberal philanthropy can no longer afford to ignore

Eric K. Ward 20 January 2021

How will big liberal philanthropy react to the 6 January attack on the U.S. Capitol? The following day Ryan Schlegel of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy tweeted, ‘My money is on ‘stunned silence’ then …

New registry looks at corporate social responsibility in Ghana

Alliance magazine 14 January 2021

The African Institute of Philanthropy (AISTIPHI) and Philanthropy Space have launched a registry looking at corporate social responsibility among businesses in Ghana. The registry, which was released this month, receives, verifies, and publishes official reports …

Alliance webinar: Global health philanthropy – is it too much, or not enough?

Amy McGoldrick 15 December 2020

At $46 billion each year, philanthropy spends more on health-related issues than anything else. It’s one quarter of all grantmaking, and philanthropy has provided critical funding for vaccines, medical equipment, social welfare and global health …

Big Phil, Little Phil and the System

Andrew Milner 13 December 2020

Recently, I tuned in to the WINGS Forum debate on philanthropy and power. It was an articulate and lively panel. However, most of the discussion was about how philanthropy is coming to terms with uncomfortable …

Global perspectives on the neutrality paradox debate

Alison Carlman 12 December 2020

Over the past three months, Alliance magazine has hosted a lively discussion about the Neutrality Paradox. Nonprofit leaders like Leah Wandera from Hope for African Women called neutrality ‘the only lens through which the works …