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Peace building

We know what needs to be done to end war. We just aren’t sure how to do it.

Conor Seyle 19 June 2019

The challenges of peacebuilding can seem insurmountable both for philanthropists considering entering the area and for those who have been working on peace for decades. Modern wars are often the result of a tangle of …


Peace building is lowest priority for social change funders according to major new survey

Alliance magazine 6 June 2019

The early results from a survey called ‘Philanthropy for a safe, healthy and just world’ have been published in the latest issue of Alliance magazine revealing that conflict-transformation and peace building is bottom of the list …


Global Updates

Alliance magazine 4 June 2019

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the June 2019 issue of Alliance: The Americas Kresge first foundation to sign diversity pledge Are charities ready for the future of giving? RPA …

Peace philanthropy has failed the people of Gaza

Charles Keidan 4 June 2019

A decade ago, I visited the Gaza Strip. It was a few months after the end of Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s military attempt to contain the Palestinian group Hamas. Few private foundations had travelled to …

Systems change must come in from the margins

Katie Boswell 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

I enjoyed Julian Corner’s lead article on systems change and philanthropy (Alliance, March 2019). It’s great to see a funder engaging with their place in the system and calling out the paradoxes in ‘seeking to …

Constructive critiques are to be embraced

David Bonbright 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

I applaud the focus on Rob Reich’s structural critique of philanthropy in your last issue (Alliance, March 2019). Your editorial also mentions another high profile recent critique –Anand Giridharadas’s Winners Take All, which was reviewed …

Should philanthropy rock the boat? Not so fast!

Philo Alto 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

I generally agree with Julian Corner’s article on the relationship between systems change and philanthropy  (Alliance, March 2019). Philanthropy is indeed in a unique position to support changing the system by virtue of its independence, …

In search of peaceful development

2 Lauren Bradford, Hope Lyons and Rasha Sansur 4 June 2019

Working in the field of peace and conflict resolution involves a particular set of demands. Funders need to be aware and willing to meet them Lebanon, Syria, Rwanda, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Vietnam, Kashmir – …

In profile: Peace philanthropy’s pioneers and networks

Andrew Milner 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

Andrew Milner profiles some of the pioneering individuals and networks that have led philanthropy for peace-building, including in some cases supporting or initiating negotiations between parties in conflict Pioneers Tegla Loroupe Catherine Mwendwa of the …

The peace deficit

Barry Knight and Lauren Bradford 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

A major new survey reflects concerns that philanthropy doesn’t give enough support to peace-building activities. If only it would, its qualifications for doing so are striking This article gives early results from a survey called …