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‘We are the ones we have been waiting for’

Patricia McIlreavy 6 December 2022

Current narratives about how to practise philanthropy in the wake of crises are undermining both the effectiveness and the credibility of the sector in doing so. Time to flip those narratives In his opening remarks …


Before disaster strikes, harness the calm – How the philanthropic sector can prepare for crises

Kellea Miller 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

Too often, funders step in only after a crisis. We can do better. It is time to look for warning signs long before the emergency and to build a culture of preparedness Since the start …


Peer Dialogue: Putting equity in pole position

Regine Webster and Alex Díaz 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

Don’t wait for disasters to happen – fund preparedness. And make sure equity is at the heart of what you do, otherwise the direct effects of the disaster will be compounded by inequalities. Above all, …

Empowering Afghans in the depth of a crisis

Najmuddin Najm and Matt Reed 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

The crisis in Afghanistan needs a bigger international response – but it should build on local community structures With lapis-blue skies and crisp mountain air sweeping through its valleys and plains, winter is coming to …

Preparing for the worst – Philanthropic responses to international disasters

Jessie Krafft and Brooks Reed 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

To fully leverage the generosity of philanthropists across the US, an effective philanthropic response to international disasters depends on making long-term, meaningful commitments to build resilience in charities and communities worldwide Increasingly, individual donors, foundations …

Not a crisis, an opportunity – Migrants in Latin America

Carolina Suarez and Juan David Ferreira 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

The social investment sector in Latin America should not only support the integration of migrants in host countries, it should weigh in on the debate about how they are seen Latin America has faced several …

The ever-widening safety net – Tewa women’s fund

Rita Thapa and Urmila Shrestha 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

Since before the start of the millennium, Tewa women’s fund has been working among other things to offset the effects of repeated crises that have afflicted Nepal. In this work, relationships with its donors and …

According to need?

Patrick Saez, Simon Levine and Sara Pantuliano 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

Aid to crisis-stricken countries should be determined on the basis of need, yet politics and media interest continue to drive inequities in responding to humanitarian crises Did you know that a famine is now unfolding …

Intersectional work in West Africa needs intersectional funding to match

Rosalie Nezien and Rebecca Reeve 29 November 2022 For Subscribers

Most funders have a niche – any website of public and private philanthropies alike will highlight the region, issue, or criteria that its philanthropy works on. But the issues facing many of us today are …

Asia Philanthropy Congress: a space to explore the future of the region’s giving amid rapid growth

Elika Roohi 29 November 2022

A new space for philanthropy across Asia to gather – the first Asia Philanthropy Congress took place in Tokyo, Japan, on 19 November 2022 bringing together philanthropists, NGO leaders, practitioners, and others interested in what …