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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 …

New Latin American award on women and philanthropy

Alliance magazine 1 March 2019

ELLAS-Women and Philanthropy has launched a new initiative to identify and increase the visibility of the role of women in community philanthropy across Latin America and in the Latino communities in the United States. With …

We need to work together to achieve gender equality

Yann Borgstedt 21 February 2019

Let’s take a moment and imagine that the global fight for women’s equality is taking place in a single corporate office. It’s a standard space, outfitted with neat groups of high-walled cubicles. Occasionally, someone might …

New report on impact of arts in increasing understanding between British Muslims and non-Muslims

Alliance magazine 14 January 2019

The Said Foundation’s Amal project has published a report showing the impact of arts and cultural engagement in increasing understanding between British Muslims and non-Muslims. Amal is a pilot project launched by the Said Foundation …