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Towards a new kind of funding partnership

Rosa Bransky 28 November 2020

In the wholly uncertain context of 2020, the funding landscape for many has been turned on its head, forcing us to reevaluate our objectives, our methods, our relationships and our structures. The pandemic, and related …


WINGS Forum 2020: Focus not only on sharing generosity, but sharing power

Elika Roohi 26 November 2020

The 2020 annual WINGS forum was meant to happen in Nairobi, a celebration of the organisation’s 20th anniversary with their first conference in Africa. Of course, this year made other plans – so this week …


Covid-19 accelerates positive change in the way philanthropy operates

Donzelina Barroso 23 November 2020

Funding global health issues through networked and systems approaches offers greater opportunity for impact during the crisis and beyond. The ongoing global Covid-19 crisis has put important development advancements of recent decades at risk, and …

No easy answers: Podcast episode explores complexities of effective philanthropy

Alliance magazine 22 November 2020

The most recent episode of the Giving Done Right podcast looks at the complexities of being an effective philanthropist and how to navigate several specific challenges of giving, from measuring impact to making difficult decisions …

Lessons for successful feminist funding partnerships

Rosa Bransky 20 November 2020

While the Global Resilience Fund has been an experiment in rapidly resourcing feminist activists in responsive and participatory ways, it has also been an exercise in collaboration. The process of engaging a diverse group of …

Systems thinking can support research translation and crossing the ‘valley of death’

Noel Chambers 16 November 2020

Funders of health and medical research play a unique and important role. Beyond supporting individual projects and striving to achieve their purpose, funders can collectively influence culture and systems. At the researcher level, emphasis is …

Giving Done Right podcast: The power of relationships

Alliance magazine 15 November 2020

The latest episode of the Giving Done Right podcast explores the rich tapestry of the nonprofit sector and makes the case for why supporting the people and relationships powering these organisations’ work can be a …

Countering the biodiversity crisis with new funding models

Fred Nelson, Katy Scholfield, Gemma Goodman and Nick Lapham 13 November 2020

Biodiversity loss and associated ecosystem collapse is an urgent global challenge – one of the top five risks to humanity according to the World Economic Forum. During the past 50 years, 60 per cent of …

Making the funding process accessible: Global Resilience Fund reflects

2 Rosa Bransky 11 November 2020

So often in philanthropic practice values of solidarity, reciprocity and power sharing are pitted against notions of efficiency and scale. The Global Resilience Fund is an example to the sector of what we have always …

How belief systems propel philanthropic innovations in Asia

Denderah Rickmers and Amanda Kee 9 November 2020

Around the world, humanity is drawing on beliefs – religious, social, or cultural values – to guide us through what has been called ‘the new normal.’ This is particularly relevant in Asia, where at least 60 …