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From smart people doing good things to good people doing smart things

13 Jon Huggett 1 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for philanthropy and social innovation to evolve from an educated elite doing good to a much broader and wiser movement. My parents grew up in the Second World War …


Philanthropy during COVID-19: The urgency of a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens

Adam Saifer 21 April 2020

Earlier this year, I began a new research project in collaboration with PhiLab on ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion’ [DEI] policies and practices in the Canadian philanthropic sector. The project aimed to critically examine the promises and limitations …


Campaign inspired by historic civil rights Poor People’s Campaign wins Henry A. Wallace Award

Alliance magazine 17 April 2020

The Wallace Global Fund announced Thursday that the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is the recipient of the Henry A. Wallace Award, an award established in 2017 to recognise movements which …

Feminism goes beyond sisterhood

Justus Eisfeld 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Feminist movements have always been about breaking harmful gender norms. Sex discrimination cases around the world have been fought and won over the right to express gender in any way a person chooses – such …

Four issues set to dominate the decade

Max Rutherford 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

As the ground shifts under our feet, the foundation sector has some major issues to face in the 2020s. In a UK context, the following are among the most pressing Civil society will face many …

Indigenous women changing philanthropy

Teresa Zapeta and Lucy Mulenkei 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

For Indigenous women, there is no distinction between individual and collective rights. How can philanthropy help them achieve those rights and where are the challenges? Indigenous women are part of ancient civilisations, culturally diverse and …

Following the leadership of Indigenous women

Nicky McIntyre 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Listening to Indigenous women activists will move philanthropy closer to achieving meaningful change, writes Nicky McIntyre of Foundation for a Just Society When Teresa Zapeta and Lucy Mulenkei affirm that ‘we are not first women …

The rebellion of the everyday: Generous women who are changing Latin America*

Artemisa Castro Félix 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Artemisa Castro Félix, executive director, Fondo Acción Solidaria, AC (FASOL), Mexico It is impossible not to be moved by the work of the beautiful women portrayed in this book who, despite their differences, …

The Council on Foundations select new cohort for leadership programme to increase diversity

Alliance magazine 15 January 2020

The Council on Foundations has announced the 24 participants selected for the 2020 Career Pathways cohort, a leadership development programme designed to increase the number of diverse candidates in the philanthropic leadership pipeline. The newly …

‘We know the system is broken – if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t be here.’

Amy McGoldrick 3 December 2019

The Equality Fund (EF) announced itself in London recently as a ‘ground-breaking collaboration’ delivering momentum for women’s movements, while driving the cultural, economic and political changes required to make global gender equality a reality.  The …