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Three ways to be a (more) feminist philanthropist: Recommendations from women’s rights organisations

Oxfam GB, Apna Haq, Equality Now and Women for Women International 22 November 2019

As an organisation committed to gender equality, Oxfam recently conducted research on specialist funders of women and girls, in partner with I.G. Advisors. We spoke to 26 funders and nine women’s rights organisations about their …

Courageous women are organising everywhere, and they need our support

Susan Jessop 17 November 2019

With so many active and inspiring groups around the world, Mama Cash calls upon a broad community of funders to resource feminist organising. In her 2015 poem ‘What They Did Yesterday Afternoon’, Warsan Shire writes, …

Shifting power to resist the rights backlash with trust based philanthropy

Rebecca Hanshaw 15 November 2019

In a world of populist, ‘punching down’ and divisive politics, trust is a commodity in short supply. A bleak reality, and one with significant consequence for individuals, communities, nations – and philanthropy. Regardless of where …

Three reflections after a year spent with funders

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs 1 November 2019

I’ve spent a lot of time this year listening to funders; on the phone; at roundtables and during the three retreats we’ve held this year on Wasan Island as part of the SIX Funders Node. …

Are we digitalizing civic movements?

Antoaneta Ivanova 29 October 2019

During the EFC Grantmakers East Forum in Tbilisi, the donors in attendance were united when pondering the main question: How can institutional philanthropy support citizens and the new wave of civic activism? Catherine Herrold, the keynote speaker and …

Foundations can close the racial wealth gap by funding women of colour entrepreneurs

Catherine Berman 26 October 2019

Shavon Marley was working in sales while dreaming of starting a business in her hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. Then in 2016 she was hit with a breast cancer diagnosis. Faced with a situation that …

Over 80 per cent of Alliance readers believe there is a gender pay gap in the philanthropy sector

Alliance magazine 17 October 2019

Alliance magazine released a survey on our website between late September and early October 2019, looking to get our readers’ thoughts and opinions on the gender pay gap and philanthropy. Our questions included whether respondents …

New coalition of 13 UK foundations to tackle diversity, equity and inclusion

Alliance magazine 14 October 2019

Thirteen foundations based in the UK, have made a commitment to tackle issues of diversity, equity and inclusion within the foundation sector and address the systemic inequalities which currently exist in the way foundations operate. …

Melinda Gates pledges $1 billion towards promoting gender equality

Alliance magazine 4 October 2019

Melinda Gates has pledged $1 billion to expanding women’s power and influence in the US over the next 10 years. The pledge will fund and grow female-focused programs through investment and incubation via Gates’s firm Pivotal …

New report calls on sector to take action on diversity, equity and inclusion

Alliance magazine 3 October 2019

The foundation sector is not sufficiently diverse and needs to take action to improve its own diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices, says the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF). In its new report Diversity, Equity …