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Shine Campaign: Energising women in the Global South

Sheila Oparaocha and Emira Woods 9 October 2020

The future of sustainable energy innovation is women-led, community-powered, and based in the Global South. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed flawed systems that have failed marginalised communities living in the Global South for decades. These …

False binaries: A cautionary tale

Djurdja Trajkovic and Galina Maksimovic 5 October 2020

This is the fourth article in a global series about philanthropic responses to COVID-19 and its effects, hosted by the Social Innovation Exchange. In an effort to recentre marginal voices and expertise, we have been inviting …

New report: Philanthropy’s response to 2020 crises show flexibility yet few examples of power sharing

Alliance magazine 22 September 2020

A new report from Council on Foundations, Philanthropy California, and Dalberg Advisors outlines how the U.S. philanthropic sector is responding to the 2020 crises and the opportunities to shift practices and share power to enable …

In Latin America, Indigenous peoples fight for collective rights in the face of Covid

Rucha Chitnis 4 September 2020

‘If I become president, I will not give a centimetre more of indigenous lands’, said Jair Bolsonaro as a candidate on the campaign trail in Brazil. After resuming office as the president of Brazil in …

Philanthropy confidential – September 2020

Regi 1 September 2020

All your confidential philanthropic queries answered Philanthropy confidential is your space to safely and anonymously get advice on ethical dilemmas in the sector. Tell Regi, our secret philanthropy correspondent with impeccable standing in the global …

Giving for Covid-19 in first half of 2020 amounted to record-breaking $11.9 billion, but there are gaps

Elika Roohi 30 August 2020

$11.9 billion in funding has been given in response to the Coronavirus pandemic this year, according to a new report by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and Candid. Of the record-breaking sum, proportionately very …

Clara Wu and Joe Tsai commit $50 million to racial justice work

Alliance magazine 26 August 2020

Alibaba Co-Founder Joe Tsai and wife Clara Wu have committed $50 million in support of efforts to advance social justice and equality. The Taiwanese-Canadian billionaires announced in a Social Justice Commitment Statement that their funds …

Dreilinden launches Financiación Diversa programme in Mexico

Alliance magazine 25 August 2020

German organisation Dreilinden, together with Mexico-based FME LGBT+ and VIWALA, have launched Financiación Diversa, a programme to increase financial inclusion for LGBTQIA* entrepreneurs, as well as companies that cater to that community in Mexico. Access …

£1 million BAME-focused Phoenix Fund opens to applications

Alliance magazine 13 August 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund and Global Fund for Children have opened the Phoenix Fund, a £1 million emergency fund for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities across England, to applicants. The Phoenix Fund is …

Latin America should turn to its women’s movements when rebuilding after COVID-19

1 Amalia Fischer 4 August 2020

Feminism in Latin America is perhaps one of the most vibrant and enduring social movements in the world. Dating back more than 40 years, the organisation of women’s rights movements in Latin America has a …