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Australian Philanthropy Awards celebrates funders of local and international initiatives

Alliance magazine 28 July 2019

The recipients of the fifth annual Australian Philanthropy Awards have been recognised for supporting initiatives that make real change in the community, both locally and internationally. Awards were presented across seven categories: Leading Philanthropist, Best …


Diversity in foundations: experiences from both sides of the 2027 programme

Katie Boswell and Fatima Asif 20 July 2019

Katie Boswell, NPC’s Deputy Head of Funders When I first heard about the 2027 programme, it sounded truly exciting (if long overdue). The programme takes brilliant frontline workers from working-class communities and prepares them for …


Healing is the work

Dennis van Wanrooij 18 July 2019

Religious conservatism, closing spaces for civil society, the global gag rule and pushbacks against ‘gender ideology’. These are some – but certainly not all – of the barriers experienced by LGBTI people and sex workers …

Shifting the power: when it comes to women’s rights it’s not (just) what you fund, it’s how and who you fund

Rebecca Hanshaw and Claire Hickson 12 June 2019

Against a backdrop of growing global threats to women’s rights, we are also witnessing a profound moment for progress. Women and girls are rising up, leading movements, and creating transformational change in their communities and …

Healing is Justice: How funders respond

Shaena Johnson 9 June 2019

We’re at an important crossroads in this political moment. The rise of police brutality and the rampant increase of transphobic, anti-Black, and anti-immigrant violence are being met with a new generation of grassroots LGBTQI organizers …

The road to gender equality

Jo Andrews 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

It’s not just a question of giving money or making investments, it’s time for us all to examine our work through a gender lens Long ago, in simpler times when donors roamed the philanthropy forest …

Funding unchained: an activist approach to unlocking LGBTQI leadership in West Africa

4 Caroline Kouassiaman 17 May 2019

Today, on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), I won’t be at a LGBTQI community event or a film screening. Rather, I will be on a six-hour bus ride with my colleague Olumide, …

Kresge Foundation to invest one quarter of US assets in diverse-owned firms

Alliance magazine 18 April 2019

The Kresge Foundation announced 25 per cent of its US assets under management will be invested in female and diverse-owned firms. The pledge was unveiled at The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) annual conference. …

Turning thoughts and prayers into action: religious pluralism in the era of hate

1 Shaheen Kassim-Lakha 9 April 2019

A recent New York Times headline following the March 15 mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, poses the question, ‘As Details Emerge on Gunman, New Zealand Asks What It Could Have Done …

We need more than donations to achieve equality for women in South Asia

6 Bilal Ahmad Pandow 8 March 2019

As the whole world celebrates the International Women’s Day, South Asian countries are still marred with gender inequalities. The region is still engaged in child marriages with one in two girls married before 18 years …