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Unpacking the road to resilience to enable a stronger civil society

Sangeeta Bhattacharya and Gagan Kaur 28 May 2022

Ankana, a 14-year-old adolescent girl belonging to a nomadic tribe from a remote village in India, was well-versed with the hardships (deprivation, poverty, and injustice) her tribal community faced in their daily lives. Over the …

Africa only halfway to achieving SDGs by 2030

Alliance magazine 15 May 2022

According to the just-released Africa Sustainable Development Report, Africa is only halfway towards achieving the SDG goals and targets by 2030. Policymakers and civil society must recalibrate policies and programs if the Global SDGs are to …

Chronicle of Philanthropy to become nonprofit organisation

Alliance magazine 6 May 2022

Chronicle of Philanthropy, a publication that reports on the American philanthropy sector, has announced plans to become an independent nonprofit organisation. The publication was founded in 1988, and since that time has been owned by …

Interview: How a Ukraine-based charity supporting people with disabilities is operating under war

2 Olena Skachkova 3 May 2022

Perspectiva 21.3 is a Ukrainian charity organization that protects the interest of people with intellectual disabilities. Their key project is the Center for Social and Labor Adaptation for Young People with Disabilities in Brovary, Kyiv …

Philanthropy Circuit Founder named on top 100 civil society leaders in Nigeria

Alliance magazine 2 April 2022

The Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) recently published its list of the top 100 civil society leaders in Nigeria to celebrate the energy, innovation, leadership, resilience, and courage of individuals who are ‘using their influence, ideas, …

Help! Our organisation has a labour shortage

Veritas 1 April 2022

Dear Veritas, I am in a leadership role at an organisation that has been struggling to get fully staffed for months, thanks to the overall competition for labour where we are located. We do our …

What philanthropy can learn from social movements if we really listen

Annie Hillar and Katrin Wilde 28 March 2022

What if funders approached grantmaking in the way social movement leaders approach their most pressing challenges? In environments defined by uncertainty, movement leaders assume that even the best-laid plans will encounter sudden storms, impasses, and …

Pulse-check with sector leaders on mental health

Christina Palassio 27 March 2022

The pandemic has put pressure on all levels of the non-profit workforce, leading to rising levels of burnout, compassion fatigue, and stress. We talked to sector leaders about their mental health, their leadership outlook, and …

Are Western sanctions collapsing Russian philanthropy?

3 Anonymous 25 March 2022

Sanctions are blowing holes in the Russian economy. Meant to put pressure on Putin and his closest allies to stop the invasion of Ukraine, the sanctions – deemed ‘economic warfare’ by the West – are …

CSWAfrica: There is no climate solution without Global South women

Aarti Narsee 24 March 2022

Women land, environmental, and Indigenous defenders are on the frontline in tackling the climate crisis and calling out the failure of governments to take adequate action – but they face repression aimed at silencing them. …