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Karin Haselböck 6 September 2022

Ashoka’s Karin Haselböck shares reflections from PEXforum 2022 in Istanbul. Moments… of sheer wonder at the beauty of Istanbul by night, standing on the terrasse of a magnificent Museum owned by one foundation and watching …

Community-driven solutions to the colonial mindset

Rati Forbes and Priti Kibe 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

The key to decolonising philanthropy is to build authentic partnerships with communities At Forbes Marshall, since the late 1960s – from the time of the foundation of our factories – we have lived the philosophy …

The transition from colonial to nationalistic in India

Suresh Reddy 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

The last 75 years in India have seen not only the transition from colonial to Indigenous government, but also a similar transition in attitudes towards the social sector India got its freedom from British colonial …

Home-grown philanthropy models wanted

Lynn Zovighian 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Decolonising attitudes towards philanthropy needs more than a change of practitioner. It needs a thoroughgoing change of practice Philanthropy in the Middle East has grown against a backdrop of institutionalised humanitarian aid in chronic conflict …

Adding evidence: What global grantmaking data tells about us funding for intersectional organising

Kellea Miller 5 September 2022

Spoiler: philanthropy is not living up to its ideals Within the field of human rights philanthropy, we have spent much of the last decade asking how we can break down silos and move money to …

30 funders sign statement supporting transforming education ahead of UNGA education focus

Alliance magazine 4 September 2022

Sustainable Development Goal 4, concerned with ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all, is in danger of not being met – and philanthropy should be working harder to help …

Hope and philanthropy

Filiz Bikmen 3 September 2022

This is one of the most personal posts I’ve ever written. Based on one of the most personal stories I’ve ever shared – and I have PEXforum Istanbul to thank for both opportunities. With 20-plus …

PEXforum 2022: A call to solidarity

Chandrika Sahai 30 August 2022

The most striking moments of the recently concluded PEXforum in Istanbul were the voices and stories of Turkish civil society. Turkey hosts the largest numbers of refugees in the world. The 1.5 million Syrian children …

At PEXforum 2022, democracy is on the agenda

Elika Roohi 30 August 2022

Democracy funding is a tiny fraction of philanthropic giving – how can the sector use what resources are allocated in the most efficient way? A small group discussion at PEXforum 2022 dives into this question. …

Foundations and civil society: Time to assert yourself

Stefan Cibian 30 August 2022

PEX Forum 2022 took place in Istanbul between August 24-26, 2022. The Forum brought together a good mix of philanthropy professionals from the field, offering the occasion to re-connect after two on-line editions. A much-needed …