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PEX 2024: Future literacy, abolition, and espressos

Kit Muirhead 21 February 2024

We started our PEX 2024 journey surrounded by the multi-coloured murals and graffiti of a suburb in the heart of Rome. The short walk to the venue made clear that despite being primed as the …


Exploring the future of philanthropy as a community

Janna Heegardt 21 February 2024

On the last afternoon of the PEX forum, we were asked to gather the gifts that we contribute to the community. In my group, we came up with ‘curiosity’, ‘creating brave spaces’ and ‘being able …


Towards trust and transformation: Insights from PEX Forum 2024

Caroline Suozzi 21 February 2024

The spirited atmosphere at the PEX Forum 2024 in Rome, Italy had a unique energy that set the stage for thoughtful reflection, forward-looking discussions, and introspection alike.  Beyond the engaging panels highlighting emerging trends, networking …

The #ShiftThePower Global Summit

Alliance magazine 1 February 2024

The #ShiftThePower Global Summit brought together changemakers and trailblazers from around the world and from across different parts of the international development, philanthropy and civil society systems. A key objective was to create ‘good collisions’ …

Four takeaways for Philanthropy from #ShiftThePower

Ayan Ahmed, Jesse Eaves and Lexi Ferry-Smith 29 January 2024

Five members of the Humanity United team traveled to Bogotá, Colombia in December to participate in the Shift The Power Summit, joining with a community of peacebuilders working toward a global civil society and funding …

Reflections from #ShiftThePower Global Summit

Shelly Satuku 28 January 2024

In 2021 I recall embarking on a project on community foundations in Zimbabwe under SIVIO Institute. The project was one of the most exciting works I have done at the institute as it opened my …

The Path Forward for Philanthropy and Systems Level Transformation

Khadija Ba and Dina Sherif 23 January 2024

In the dynamic and fast-paced world of today, discussions around strategic philanthropy, particularly its role in effecting systemic change, are gaining momentum. But why this pressing shift towards a systemic approach in philanthropy? Why, now? …

African public health gains traction with launch of several institutions  

Shafi Musaddique 15 January 2024

The African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation is set to formally begin work this January, in what is shaping is up to be a year of new institutions and philanthropic endeavours tackling public health across the continent. …

How to promote ethical storytelling of trauma survivors  

Averi Jones 11 January 2024

Successful nonprofit fundraising is often found through storytelling, a powerful rendition of the impacts an organization can make through its mission. When applied to victim advocacy organizations, even the most survivor oriented nonprofit can unintentionally …

Interview: Avila Kilmurray discusses how philanthropy can broker peace

Charlotte Kilpatrick 9 January 2024 For Subscribers

Avila Kilmurray is the migration and peace building executive at the Social Change Initiative. Her work in peace building stretches back to 1975 when she was active in the community center and philanthropy in Northern …