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Bad philanthropy: The rinsing of toxic money

Nkasi Wodu and Ese Emerhi 9 June 2020

Last weekend, Black Lives Matter protesters in Bristol, England, toppled a statue of Edward Colston, an English merchant who made his money off the slave trade. Colston was also ‘Bristol’s most famous philanthropist’, according to …

Fundamental questions about money and power must be debated amid coronavirus and rousing social change

2 Tenzin Dolker 8 June 2020

Like all disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying historical, patriarchal, and colonial injustices. Frontline social change movements already needed more and better funding, but we now have the opportunity and imperative to reimagine the very …

Interview: Antonio Zappulla

Charles Keidan 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Charles Keidan talks to Antonio Zappulla of the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) about how it uses its media and legal expertise to drive systemic change. CK: You became CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation in …

The quality of the relationship

Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Philanthropy can be an effective ally for social movements if the two can develop relationships based on trust I was born and raised in The Gambia, which for 22 years was ruled by the world’s …

Is COVID-19 philanthropy’s pandora’s box?

Alberto Alemanno 28 May 2020

The response to COVID-19 has revealed a gap between the rhetoric of philanthropies and the realities of the grantees. It remains to be seen how and by whom that gap will be bridged in a …

ACF report sets out aspirational best practice strategy for stronger foundations

Elika Roohi 15 May 2020

The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) has published a new report on the crucial importance of strategic thinking and strong governance practices for charitable foundations that want to be ambitious and effective with all their …

Australia’s Minderoo Foundation buys ten million COVID-19 tests, but is reimbursed by government

Elika Roohi 13 May 2020

In Australia, mining magnate and philanthropist Andrew Forrest and his Minderoo Foundation have acquired ten million coronavirus tests at AUD $320 million (USD $208 million) for the Australian public. The Foundation was later reimbursed by …

Harnessing government action in a post-coronavirus world

Angela Hodkinson 25 April 2020

The past few months have shown that government can act quickly, innovate and collaborate when required. How do we ensure that it continues to do so when the dust settles? Across the world, governments have been …

Bezos’ $10bn donation should not pitch philanthropy and taxation against each other – that would be a zero-sum game

Rhodri Davies 7 March 2020

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ recent major foray into philanthropy came with the announcement that he is going to commit $10 billion to combat the global climate crisis. The world’s richest man has previously been criticised …

Alliance & Next Philanthropy event will be LIVE STREAMING from 15:30 GMT on Facebook

Alliance magazine 27 February 2020

Today Next Philanthropy holds its very first UK event, in partnership with Alliance magazine.  Next Philanthropy was initiated by Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Europe’s largest membership organisation of foundations), in partnership with global philanthropy sector peers, to address …