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A decolonial journey in philanthropy

2 Marga Morales and Fiona Montagud 10 January 2022

At the end of 2019, we started to seriously think about power relations existing in our work, both in our relationship with our grantees and inside the team. Some criticisms of migrant and racialized women …

Neo-colonial philanthropy in the UK

Fozia Irfan 23 December 2021

Philanthropic foundations are at a critical crossroads, facing greater scrutiny and questions in relation to how they are addressing racial injustice. But philanthropy does not function in isolation from historical, social or political influences. What …

It’s time for funders to debrahminise philanthropy

6 Prachi Patankar 5 December 2021

Over the last decade, philanthropic institutions have been forced to shift in important ways towards achieving racial and economic justice. Credit goes to movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter, led by youth, …

Peer Dialogue: Food security, climate change and pandemia

Ruth Richardson, Zulfiquar Haider and Vijay Thallam 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Climate change and the pandemic have brought deficiencies in food systems into stark focus. ‘Natural farming’ offers one possibility for much-needed change. Guest editor Ruth Richardson talks with Vijay Thallam of the Andhra Pradesh Community-managed …

Gathering evidence is a broad endeavour

1 Jane Maland Cady 30 November 2021

Scientific research is not the only form of inquiry that is valid in assessing the virtues of agricultural practice In 2006, Bettina Haussmann was researching pearl millet breeding in Niger. With a PhD from Hohenheim University …

Building on Indigenous knowledge

Lourdes Inga and Phrang Roy 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Learning from the knowledge of Indigenous Peoples is vital for the transformation of global food systems In transforming the future of food, funders need to support food sovereignty, agrobiodiversity, and Indigenous Peoples’ food systems that move away …

Interview: Jeff Bradach, co-founder of The Bridgespan Group

Charles Keidan 30 November 2021

Jeff Bradach is co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, arguably among the world’s most influential non-profit and philanthropic advisory firms. Best known today for advising leading philanthropists, including Mackenzie Scott, on donating billions of philanthropic dollars, Bridgespan itself is branching out with over 300 members of staff and …

Food systems and racial equity: challenges from Brazil

Iara Rolnik 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Food systems are not just about food. Other forms of inequality are also intimately involved and must be taken into account Brazil is central to the global debate on food systems. Many describe it as …

The lasting power of an image

Alliance magazine 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

How photography can express humanity’s desire to work for the common good Philanthropic endeavour embraces a great breadth of human activity – as the images on these pages testify. Each is a winning entry to Focus: Philanthropy, a Europe-wide competition organised by Dafne to celebrate ‘unique stories of solidarity …

Manufacturing moral panic

Heather Hamilton and Matthew Hart 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Think the ‘anti-gender’ movement has nothing to do with your philanthropy? Think again Four years ago, Elevate Children Funders Group and the Global Philanthropy Project began working together to increase philanthropic awareness of the issues …