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‘We are the ones we have been waiting for’

Patricia McIlreavy 6 December 2022

Current narratives about how to practise philanthropy in the wake of crises are undermining both the effectiveness and the credibility of the sector in doing so. Time to flip those narratives In his opening remarks …


Before disaster strikes, harness the calm – How the philanthropic sector can prepare for crises

Kellea Miller 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

Too often, funders step in only after a crisis. We can do better. It is time to look for warning signs long before the emergency and to build a culture of preparedness Since the start …


Peer Dialogue: Putting equity in pole position

Regine Webster and Alex Díaz 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

Don’t wait for disasters to happen – fund preparedness. And make sure equity is at the heart of what you do, otherwise the direct effects of the disaster will be compounded by inequalities. Above all, …

Empowering Afghans in the depth of a crisis

Najmuddin Najm and Matt Reed 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

The crisis in Afghanistan needs a bigger international response – but it should build on local community structures With lapis-blue skies and crisp mountain air sweeping through its valleys and plains, winter is coming to …

Preparing for the worst – Philanthropic responses to international disasters

Jessie Krafft and Brooks Reed 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

To fully leverage the generosity of philanthropists across the US, an effective philanthropic response to international disasters depends on making long-term, meaningful commitments to build resilience in charities and communities worldwide Increasingly, individual donors, foundations …

Community Philanthropy: From race equality to racial justice

Joy Warmington and Yvonne Field 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

The pandemic was a difficult time but let’s not go back to the way things were before For many, 2020 and 2021 were years to forget. But amid all the turmoil, confusion and hand sanitising, …

Not a crisis, an opportunity – Migrants in Latin America

Carolina Suarez and Juan David Ferreira 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

The social investment sector in Latin America should not only support the integration of migrants in host countries, it should weigh in on the debate about how they are seen Latin America has faced several …

The ever-widening safety net – Tewa women’s fund

Rita Thapa and Urmila Shrestha 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

Since before the start of the millennium, Tewa women’s fund has been working among other things to offset the effects of repeated crises that have afflicted Nepal. In this work, relationships with its donors and …

Intersectional work in West Africa needs intersectional funding to match

Rosalie Nezien and Rebecca Reeve 29 November 2022 For Subscribers

Most funders have a niche – any website of public and private philanthropies alike will highlight the region, issue, or criteria that its philanthropy works on. But the issues facing many of us today are …

Where small becomes big: how local philanthropy benefits transitioning society

Jasna Jašarević 6 November 2022

Tuzla Community Foundation has become an important vehicle for change in a challenging environment suffering the effects of war. Being the first and still the only active community foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), I …