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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 …

The ethics of platform philanthropy

Rhodri Davies 17 September 2020

In a recent interview for the new Centre on Strategic Philanthropy at Cambridge Judge Business School, Bill Gates identified the growth and democratisation of giving through online platforms as one of the key trends that …

Independent journalism is essential to democracy

Merel Borger and Ekaterina Mandova 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Civitates has set up a €3 million fund to support public-interest journalism in Europe. Collaborative fund Civitates is to make multi-year commitments for core support to organisations producing independent public-interest journalism. The grants will provide …

‘Frustrated’ Hewlett chief hits out at philanthropy sector ‘virtue signalling’

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 28 August 2020

Alliance exclusive – The CEO of one of the world’s leading foundations and climate funders has condemned ‘virtue signalling’ demands for foundations to divest from fossil fuels, suggested that calls for everyone to spend more …

Getting the board on board: Investments and mission

Gail Cunningham 11 August 2020

It would sound odd to say that a majority of a foundation’s activities are not in pursuit of mission. However focusing staff and trustees’ time on grant-making can lead foundations to overlook the impact of …

Dismantling inequality must be part of the pandemic response

Regan Ralph 31 July 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to surge across the globe, the international community is delivering trillions of dollars toward the fight against COVID-19, creating funds for pandemic response, and sponsoring new initiatives to tackle the …

Stop making us package and repackage racial equity and justice

Eleni Refu 27 July 2020

As a recent entrant to the world of PSOs after having spent some years in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, I was particularly eager to learn more about the challenges PSOs face in advancing racial …