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How should we measure the impact of philanthropy that supports community-led change?

Dana R. H. Doan 13 October 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change. The pressure to provide evidence of social impact has grown steadily …


Drivers and barriers for community led philanthropy in Russia

Yulia Khodorova 29 September 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change. In Russia, civic initiative and local leadership began to take various …


Reframe mental models to unlock the power of partnerships

Dana Nau François 29 September 2021

Local leaders and institutions have the expertise and inherent capacities to solve their problems and help humanity address the world’s most pressing systemic challenges. However, they need grant and investor capital, accompaniment, trust, time, and …

How to stop making assumptions and accelerate community-led change

Hannah Lee 22 September 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  Assumptions – making decisions without proof – can be dangerous in …

Alliance event: 25 years in philanthropy

Elika Roohi 21 September 2021

To celebrate the special milestone of 25 years and 100 issues of Alliance magazine being at the heart of global philanthropy, Alliance hosted an event at the Aga Khan Centre in London last week with …

Trust is the currency of life – and the accelerator for community-led change

1 Eshban Kwesiga and Ese Emerhi 15 September 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  There is an African proverb that goes ‘he who does not …

My dream for philanthropy: more trust and support for youth-led groups

1 Solomon Tawanda Ndondo 3 September 2021

Starting an organization as a young person with passion and drive is one of the most difficult yet rewarding experiences. When I started Africa Rise Foundation, which empowers young people to obtain quality education and …

Proximity as a value: Grassroots leaders as intellectual partners

1 Shubha Chacko 1 September 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  The instrumentalist approach often adopted by governmental agencies, INGOs, and NGOs to grassroots organisations …

Here’s how philanthropy can change: editorial team shares recommendations in Alliance’s 100th issue

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021

Global philanthropy should increase diversity on every level and facilitate wider ownership of the philanthropy debate, increase levels of participation and trust-based philanthropy, urgently commit more resources to tackle climate change, and fulfil its unique …

Bending the arc of philanthropy towards justice

Maria Chertok, Caroline Hartnell, Charles Keidan, Elika Roohi and Ingrid Srinath 31 August 2021

Philanthropy has changed a lot, but you don’t see how your own child grows Our field has undergone profound shifts in the last 25 years amounting to a quiet revolution. Put crudely, international philanthropy a …