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Why philanthropy is critical to creating real social change in Latin America

María Camila Guerra 27 September 2022

Like every region of the world, Latin America has its own unique set of challenges and opportunities related to economic, environmental, and social issues. Recognizing the interconnectedness of and the critical issues facing the countries …


Impact investment networks partner to protect Amazon rainforest

Alliance magazine 24 September 2022

In Latin America, three impact networks representing thousands of investors have announced a new partnership to mobilise financial resources for a vibrant Amazon rainforest bioeconomy. IMPAQTO, Latimpacto, and the Amazon Investor Coalition have together launched …


Advancing philanthropy by advancing knowledge

Amir Pasic 22 September 2022

Indiana’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has launched a professional doctorate in philanthropic leadership – the first degree of its kind. Most people interested in philanthropy are ‘doers,’ seeking to make a meaningful social contribution. …

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 …

SwissFoundations Symposium: Perspectives to build upon

Katharina Guggi 17 September 2022

Foundations are predestined to help quickly and unbureaucratically in crises. To make this possible in the long term, the Swiss legal system would need flexibility and openness, especially today. However, the framework conditions with which …

Rethinking non-financial support

Alan Wagenberg and Fernanda Achá 14 September 2022

Funding is critical when it comes to identifying and scaling innovative social solutions. However, funding alone is not enough to keep social purpose organizations (SPOs) alive and well. Despite increasing sources of capital for SPOs, …

Decolonising the evidence for food systems

Lauren Baker 12 September 2022

The reasons for the breakdown of our food systems are complex and interlinked. Though exacerbated by present day conflicts, the current global food crisis is a product of how our food and agriculture systems have …

Philanthropy shifting towards collective approaches

Darius Polok 11 September 2022

The field of philanthropy has often been criticised for being slow, inflexible, and lagging behind contemporary developments. While true to a certain degree, the field has recently proved that it can also work quickly, flexibly, …

Disrupting ourselves to disrupt the system

Derya Tombuloğlu 6 September 2022

PEXforum22 was all about building bridges and fostering collaboration, and Istanbul served the event’s spirit in many ways. As Rana Kotan, the general secretary of TÜSEV, beautifully put in her welcoming remarks, the city mimics …

‘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 …