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Kamala Chandrakirana, Shaheen Anam and Ambika Satkunanathan 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

In situations where violent conflict is imminent or endemic, the best place to foster peace is in local communities. Members of the Foundations for Peace Network report from Indonesia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Indonesia Striking …


Making the case for community organising in Europe

Deborah Doane 14 April 2019

I was quite surprised that when I approached funders to talk about their work on community organising in Europe, many simply said, ‘we don’t fund community organising.’ ‘But you fund community philanthropy,’ I said. ‘Oh …


New GFCF report highlights the current scope of community philanthropy

Alliance magazine 10 April 2019

Commissioned by Comic Relief, the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GCFC) released a new report that highlights the current scope of community philanthropy. Co-authors of this report, titled ‘New Horizons for Community-Led Development: Recommendations for …

A new paradigm for capacity building

Connor Diemand-Yauman 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Philanthropy University is pioneering new ways of using data to identify the capacity needs of valuable but neglected local CSOs As a global community, we often mobilise around visible crises: epidemics, child marriage and environmental …

Gerlinde Scholz appointed as new Executive Officer of Australian Community Philanthropy

Alliance magazine 10 September 2018

Australian Community Philanthropy has appointed Gerlinde Scholz as new Executive Officer.  Gerlinde’s career to date has included senior executive roles at the University of Melbourne, a specialist medical research institute, and a family violence organisation …

A new dawn for Latin American philanthropy?

Guayana Paez-Acosta 5 September 2018

In light of the declining trend in philanthropy giving coming into Latin America, I recently talked about the need for what I like to call an emerging philanthropy and solidarity-based innovation paradigm for Latin America …

Philanthropy in Egypt and Turkey

Marwa El-Daly and Filiz Bikmen 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

The practice of community giving has experienced mixed fortunes amid profound national developments In 2004, the Ford Foundation funded a study to understand the relationship between philanthropy and social justice in predominantly Muslim societies, including …

Local community funding: what’s possible in Latin America?

Gastón Chillier 2 September 2018

Much has been written about whether human rights organisations can centre their financial sustainability on support from local individual donors and free themselves from the traditional model of international funding. At CELS, we have concrete evidence to show …

Growing ambition in a shrinking space: Hungary’s community foundations after the election

Tamás Scsaurszki 21 August 2018

Community foundations offer signs of hope despite growing official repression of civil society. Hungary’s general elections in April gave (once again) a constitutional majority to the ruling coalition government and a green light to pursue …

Five powerful ways to #ShiftThePower in disaster recovery

Eleanor Harrison 22 July 2018

Sometimes, a publication comes along that so closely mirrors your day-to-day experience that you must pause for praise. This is how I feel about How Community Philanthropy Shifts Power. I encourage anyone interested or involved …