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$4 billion in four months: MacKenzie Scott’s unprecedented pace of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 17 December 2020

MacKenzie Scott is giving away her fortune at a pace not often seen in the philanthropy world. She has donated more than $4 billion in four months, after announcing $1.7 billion in gifts in July. …

Alliance webinar: Global health philanthropy – is it too much, or not enough?

Amy McGoldrick 15 December 2020

At $46 billion each year, philanthropy spends more on health-related issues than anything else. It’s one quarter of all grantmaking, and philanthropy has provided critical funding for vaccines, medical equipment, social welfare and global health …

Taking to the streets: How will social movements change human rights advocacy?

Regan Ralph 10 December 2020

This year, the power of people has been on display in streets and squares around the world – from Minsk and Lagos to Minneapolis and Bangkok. Frustrated and fed-up, hundreds of thousands of people have …

What Donors Want – Participatory Grant-Making at the National Lottery

Jasmine Awad 8 December 2020

Podcast listeners – a new episode of What Donors Want is out! We had the pleasure of diving into participatory grant-making (PGM) with Hannah Paterson, Senior Portfolio Manager at The National Lottery Community Fund. If …

Funding when disaster strikes

Elika Roohi 8 December 2020 For Subscribers

It’s been a year of unprecedented need, but also unprecedented giving. A report from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Candid analysing funding given in response to the Covid-19 pandemic during the first half of …

Covid-19, statelessness and the power of a ‘consortium’ approach to funding

Avila Kilmurray 4 December 2020

What do you think when you hear that someone is stateless? That they are some kind of free-floating personality that lives without borders? That they are a citizen of the universe? If only. The reality …

Funding maternal and newborn health innovation: 5 ways to accelerate SDG progress

Krista Donaldson and Stephanie Heckman 30 November 2020

For hundreds of thousands of women and babies around the world, health disparities continue to cause too many tragic and preventable deaths each year. The Sustainable Development Goals challenge us to reduce global maternal mortality …

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 …