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Interview: Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving

Elika Roohi 13 April 2021 For Subscribers

GlobalGiving is an organisation that focuses on a bottom-up approach to aid and supporting grassroots charitable projects. We wanted to understand how the crises of the last year – health, justice, political, environmental – changed …


A call for coordination: philanthropy’s response to Covid-19, HIV, and systemic inequalities

John Barnes and Kali Lindsey 9 April 2021

The challenges presented by Covid-19 are not new to people living with, or at risk of HIV. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) and Black, Indigenous and people of Colour (BIPOC) communities in the …


Help! How do I convince funders to make endowment grants?

Regi 8 April 2021

Dear Regi,  I am an old timer in the foundation world, so I am intimately familiar with the inherent power imbalance in the funder-grantee relationship. I want to know how we can interest more foundations …

Ford Foundation commits $15 million to Black Feminist Fund

Elika Roohi 1 April 2021

The Ford Foundation has announced a commitment of $15 million to launch a new philanthropic fund focused on efforts to address key issues impacting Black women. Developed and led by a core group of Black …

Curiosity over certainty: a learning approach to grantmaking

Natasha Joshi 30 March 2021 For Subscribers

In the work of creating a gender-equitable society, men play an essential role – this is labour that women should not and cannot shoulder alone. But in virtually every society, the traditional framing of empowerment …

Creating the culture of giving in Ukraine

Eugenia Mazurenko 21 March 2021

Ukrainian social and charitable projects have made giant leaps over the past decade. Since 2014, Ukrainians have built a robust system of volunteer networks and charitable organizations that help the army, relieve poverty, and provide …

Denis Mizne: supporting vaccination, education, and leadership in Brazil

Elika Roohi 16 March 2021 For Subscribers

A year ago, the Lemann Foundation – a family foundation in Brazil that focuses on education and capacity-building – received an email from Oxford. It was proposing a partnership: would the Lemann Foundation help organise …

Funder Safeguarding Collaborative launches, aims to prevent abuse and exploitation

Alliance magazine 16 March 2021

The Funder Safeguarding Collaborative – a new funders collaboration made up of Comic Relief, Global Fund for Children, The National Lottery Community Fund, Oak Foundation, and Porticus – was launched yesterday. The Collaborative will support …

Business of Philanthropy: H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Alliance magazine 13 March 2021

In the latest episode of The Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, speaks with H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Chairman of …

Harnessing the power of philanthropy to support mental health during Covid-19

Byron Bitanihirwe 12 March 2021

As the nature of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve, a number of socio-economic and public health vulnerabilities have been exposed. These vulnerabilities range from student equity and job uncertainty to overwhelmed healthcare systems – …