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Integrating evidence and experience

Robbie Gregorowski, Zand Craig, Ly Nguyen and Savi Mull 26 September 2022

How a new approach to monitoring and evaluation can make sense of complex projects Building the foundation for results, sense-making and learning ‘Demonstrating real world impact can be an elusive holy grail for most NGO …


Alliance event: Decolonising philanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 20 September 2022

Over the past few years, the term decolonising philanthropy has come to prominence. But what does it mean? Is it only applicable to those places where there is a legacy of European settlement imposed on …


Collaboration, capacity, and change at the 2022 Brazil Philanthropy Forum

Agustín Landa 20 September 2022

After three years since the last national reunion, the philanthropic sector of Brazil came together on 15 September in Sao Paulo at the Brazilian Philanthropy Forum organized by the Institute for Development of Social Investment …

Philanthropy Australia Conference 2022

Alliance magazine 13 September 2022

In a world where the tumult of recent years has exposed a deep fault line running from the local community to a national sense of wellbeing and global connectivity, how does philanthropy decide on its …

Philanthropy is a model of preservation, not transformation. Here’s how to change that

Derek A Bardowell 8 September 2022

When entrepreneur Yvonne Field, founder of the Ubele Initiative, told me where her grounding as an activist came from, two things stood out. First, she learned from her elders, like campaigner Mavis Best, and she …

Decolonising Philanthropy: From conceptual apprehension to functional progress

Shonali Banerjee and Urvi Shriram 6 September 2022

Though the term is increasingly bandied around, what does ‘decolonising philanthropy’ mean and how does it work? Reading the term ‘decolonising philanthropy’ is likely to evoke mixed feelings. Some may feel energised or hopeful, while …

‘It’s time to speak out’: an interview with Philanthropy Roundtable’s Elise Westhoff

Charles Keidan and Charles Keidan 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Widely seen as a conservative force, the Philanthropy Roundtable has increasingly given voice to perspectives which differ from the sector’s liberal establishment. In this exclusive interview, president and CEO, Elise Westhoff tells Charles Keidan why …

Is decolonising philanthropy making headway?

Allyne Andrade E Silva and Graciela Hopstein 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

The colonial mentality has infected the practice of philanthropy in Brazil, but there are transformative ways to overcome it Philanthropy has traditionally been framed around a colonialist extractive rationale. Coloniality of power is a term …

White Philanthropy: Carnegie Corporation’s ‘An American Dilemma’ and the making of a white world order

Rhodri Davies 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Rhodri Davies, founder of Philanthropy Matters Following the murder of George Floyd in 2020 many organisations and institutions, including foundations and charities, declared their support for the aims of the Black Lives Matter …

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 …