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Repair, recycle, renovate?

1 Christian Hänel 25 November 2020

What Europe and the transatlantic relationship can expect from a United States with Joe Biden as President. An Irish-American Catholic speaking with the Pope ‘The President-elect expressed his desire to work together on the basis …

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, …

The role of art and academia in inspiring global tolerance

HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al Saud 16 November 2020

Today marks the International Day of Tolerance. It is a day that serves to remind us that we are all equally deserving of respect and acceptance, and that nurturing an appreciation of the differences between …

Civil society a critical part of pandemic response, finds new research

Alliance magazine 6 November 2020

A new report from the global civil society alliance CIVICUS has highlighted the critical role that activists, NGOs, and grassroots organisations have played during the Covid-19 pandemic. Titled ‘Solidarity in the Time of COVID-19’, the …

Community philanthropy’s role in building civil society CEE in the COVID context, Part II

Boris Strečanský 30 October 2020

Read Part I of this series. In the recent article Merrill Sovner, William Moody and Barry Gaberman submit that the key lessons learned of five pooled philanthropic funds in their effort of reviving civil society …

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 …

Community philanthropy’s role in building civil society CEE in the COVID context, Part I

Boris Strečanský 28 October 2020

In a recent article Merrill Sovner, William Moody and Barry Gaberman submit that the key lessons learned of five pooled philanthropic funds in their effort of reviving civil society in Central and Eastern Europe in …

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 …

To grassroots non-profit organisations ‘neutrality paradox’ is a double-edged sword!

Leah Wandera 14 October 2020

The sustainability of the most grassroots non- profit organisations highly depends on the support from esteemed donors like GlobalGiving. However, before this relationship and connection comes into existence, these organisations must go through a diligent …

EFC, DAFNE mark European Day of Foundations and Donors

Alliance magazine 8 October 2020

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) and Donor and Foundations Network in Europe (DAFNE) marked the European Day of Foundations and Donors last week with a webinar bringing together over 100 European policy makers, representatives of …