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Is decolonising philanthropy making headway?

Allyne Andrade E Silva and Graciela Hopstein 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

The colonial mentality has infected the practice of philanthropy in Brazil, but there are transformative ways to overcome it Philanthropy has traditionally been framed around a colonialist extractive rationale. Coloniality of power is a term …

Where are Brazil’s civil society funders?

Maria Amalia Souza 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

MacKenzie Scott understood our needs in the fight to achieve social and environmental justice. We need Brazil’s philanthropists to do the same I’m starting this story with a heavy heart. Despite planning to bring new …

Tales of dynamism and diversity: Reflections on the AVPN 2022 conference

Andrew Milner 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Andrew Milner reflects on the debate at the heart of the AVPN 2022 conference that he recently attended in Bali The Asian decade: it was on the AVPN’s 2022 conference masthead, it was proclaimed from …

Beware the pitfalls of playing a blame game

Charles Keidan 6 September 2022

As philanthropists gain greater visibility, a wider philanthropic ecosystem is evolving to develop their practice and represent their interests. No doubt a major driver of this trend is a surge of wealth creation – and …

30 funders sign statement supporting transforming education ahead of UNGA education focus

Alliance magazine 4 September 2022

Sustainable Development Goal 4, concerned with ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all, is in danger of not being met – and philanthropy should be working harder to help …

Let’s dive deep

Kurt Peleman and Josiane Smith 31 August 2022

So there we were, walking along the Bosphorus, talking about the past, exploring the present, and figuring out what to whisper into the future – grateful for the beauty and energy of Istanbul, and deeply …

PEXforum 2022: A call to solidarity

Chandrika Sahai 30 August 2022

The most striking moments of the recently concluded PEXforum in Istanbul were the voices and stories of Turkish civil society. Turkey hosts the largest numbers of refugees in the world. The 1.5 million Syrian children …

At PEXforum 2022, democracy is on the agenda

Elika Roohi 30 August 2022

Democracy funding is a tiny fraction of philanthropic giving – how can the sector use what resources are allocated in the most efficient way? A small group discussion at PEXforum 2022 dives into this question. …

Why philanthropy should fund social movements

Joris Leverink 30 August 2022

At PEXForum 2022, Joris Leverink was one of the keynote speakers that shared their vision on using the lenses of systems approaches and collaboration to affect change and address inequities. There is no blueprint for …

Scale of transition demands need to reimagine, reconstruct and revolutionise

Zibran Choudhury 30 August 2022

Last week, Philea hosted PEXforum 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey, and Alliance asked its readers what session they would like to hear about most in a poll. The winner was Indy Johar’s keynote on ‘Funding public ‘Good’ in …