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Gender philanthropy

The realities of social movement legitimacy and resourcing

Rachael Mwikali Mueni 13 February 2024 For Subscribers

Social movement especially with a feminist approach is the new sexy term in the funding and Civil Society Organisations (CSO) space. While this is a win for social justice activists, it coincides with the co-option …


Time to ‘Talk the Walk’ on DEI in Asia

Fan Li 8 February 2024

The Asia Philanthropy Congress 2023, held in Tokyo and Kyoto this month, marked its second year as a platform dedicated to fostering cross-sectoral collaboration to address social issues in the region. Organized by the Nippon …


Building LGBTQI+ solidarity in the age of pinkwashing

Kit Muirhead 2 February 2024

Towards the end of last year I attended the UK LGBTQI Global Giving Summit, hosted by the Baring Foundation and Giveout. As a young, queer person, I was excited to see a conference devoted to …

Getting to gender parity: Are quotas necessary?

Hilary Pearson and Laetitia Gill 30 January 2024 For Subscribers

Alliance editors have asked: should a time-limited quota be introduced in relation to gender diversity on the boards of foundation? Maja Spanu and Axelle Davezac, of the Fondation de France, answered this question in their …

Anti-Rights Movements, Feminisms and Civil Society in Latin America

Andrés Thompson 29 January 2024

Many studies on civil society, the ‘third sector’ and philanthropy in Latin America and the Caribbean have for years analyzed the legal and fiscal context in which nonprofit organizations operate in the region.  There is …

The road from Bogota is an uphill climb

Charlotte Kilpatrick 25 January 2024

The International Emerald Museum of Columbia sits on the top floor of a tower block in central Bogota. Access to the museum involves more than just buying a ticket. Before entering the ground lobby a …

How to promote ethical storytelling of trauma survivors  

Averi Jones 11 January 2024

Successful nonprofit fundraising is often found through storytelling, a powerful rendition of the impacts an organization can make through its mission. When applied to victim advocacy organizations, even the most survivor oriented nonprofit can unintentionally …

Suzanne Biegel endowment fund makes first investments to tackle gender inequality and climate crisis

Samantha Anderson 11 December 2023

Heading for Change, the $3.5 million climate endowment set up by the late gender-smart investing pioneer Suzanne Biegel, has made its first five investments. Investees include AiiM, a woman of colour-owned climate technology fund with …

De-NGOsation: the re-foundation of the heart of civil society

Florencia Roitstein 4 December 2023

‘We do not want to be part of the system that has generated social injustice, the climate crisis, and violence against women. We want to create new ways to advance our objectives, new ways to …

On World AIDS Day, a warning sign that goes beyond a single epidemic

Masen Davis 1 December 2023

Today is World AIDS Day, which is often seen as an opportunity to celebrate the progress made against HIV and AIDS. This year, we must also take stock of where the greatest challenges lie, not …