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Pandemic – A time to demonstrate philanthropy at its best

Brandi Cartwright PhD 17 March 2020

Krystian Seibert shares his reflections about what the COVID-19 pandemic means for the Australian charities sector and four things philanthropy needs to do. I hesitated writing this piece. Because everywhere I look, be it news …


New study examines philanthropy in Indonesia

Alliance magazine 8 March 2020

Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP) have published the new study Philanthropy in Indonesia as part of their larger study review the current state of philanthropy in emerging economies and the role philanthropy is …


On their own ground

3 March 2020

If you want to build strong partnerships with Indigenous people, you have to approach them as equals and on their terms Machu Picchu in Peru, Teotihuacan in Mexico, or Tikal in Guatemala: what do these …

Relationships first, money after

3 March 2020

Philanthropy can help restore the power and dignity of Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, but it takes more than writing cheques, having meetings and making the right noises ‘He aha te mea nui o te …

Home-grown giving in Africa and Asia

3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Attracting local donors can pay big dividends – more than just financial ones – and it’s not just about wealthy donors, either The Merti Integrated Development Programme is based in Isiolo, a town in northern …

Mantras and the arch of leadership

3 March 2020 For Subscribers

The best way philanthropy can support Indigenous Peoples is by backing the continuum of leadership between, within and across communities A few months ago, I found myself in the middle of the rainforest in Borneo. …

Arctic conservation harnesses Native skills

Oren Tromp 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

After years of relying on international NGOs, funders are beginning to value the contribution Indigenous Peoples can make to environmental conservation In October 2020, the 15th conference of Parties for the Convention on Biological Diversity …

Building on community strengths in Australia

and 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Two Australian organisations are exploring more effective ways of funding Indigenous communities by drawing on the strengths of those communities Respectful relationships and self-determination are fundamental to working meaningfully with Indigenous communities, but not all …

Three reasons why we’re working to shift the philanthropic sector in Australia

2 March 2020

In 2018, we took our conversations on philanthropy down under, and this year we’re heading back.  During our retreat in Adelaide, we explored how funders can take more risks and be more systemic to increase …

When giving money is no longer enough

, and 29 February 2020

The limits of traditional philanthropy when faced with the climate crisis Since September of last year, bushfires have been relentlessly ravaging Australia. Their track record alone is enough to make you sick to your stomach, …