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Protests for dignity and a better quality of life, Chile, 2019. What is the role of philanthropy in this process?

Shifting the power in Chile: what role for philanthropy?

Andrés Thompson 21 May 2021

It has been almost 50 years ago since the democratic process in Chile was interrupted by a military coup with the support from the United States. Soon after, it was a period of resistance, of …


Covid-19 temperature health checks in India. Picture taken in May 2020. Since then, the pandemic in India has reached terrifying heights in a second wave.

How is philanthropy responding to India’s Covid-19 crisis?

2 Elika Roohi 20 May 2021

Over 20 per cent of total Covid relief funding pledged in 2021 has been sent to India, according to Candid. Almost 50 grants and pledges worth a total of $285 million have been given to …


Uprooting racism in grantmaking

1 Jane Tanner, Kamna Muralidharan and Kate Hitchcock 17 May 2021

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Jane Tanner, Kamna Muralidharan, and Kate Hitchcock reflect on key learnings from some uncomfortable conversations about racism among European foundations, led by Healing Solidarity. We had the opportunity to participate in …

Bill and Melinda Gates: philanthropy caught in the crosshairs of society’s obsession with celebrity

Beth Breeze and Genevieve Shaker 17 May 2021

When does an extremely normal event become global headline news, and when does an ‘historic achievement for humanity’ fail to create much of a ripple in the news cycle? When the key players in both …

How to safely engage children in virtual events

1 Hayley Roffey 18 April 2021

Those of us working in the charitable sector know an effective way to raise money for children’s charities is to share the stories of the children we serve: their experiences, the support they need to …

The gift of being heard and working in partnership

Gwen Shivers and Pam Savoy-Weaver 5 April 2021

It can be easy to invest money in an attempt to fix problems. But money alone can’t build trust or change. That work starts with how you treat people. Fortunately, for the families of Detroit’s …

Denis Mizne: supporting vaccination, education, and leadership in Brazil

Elika Roohi 16 March 2021 For Subscribers

A year ago, the Lemann Foundation – a family foundation in Brazil that focuses on education and capacity-building – received an email from Oxford. It was proposing a partnership: would the Lemann Foundation help organise …

Big tech giants are the new polluters

Rien van Gendt 14 March 2021

Sustainability is what we want to achieve as investment funds, right? If so, shouldn’t we be leaving BigTech stocks – companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google – out of our portfolios? We surely need …

Business of Philanthropy: H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Alliance magazine 13 March 2021

In the latest episode of The Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, speaks with H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Chairman of …

How to invest in narrative competency and combat toxic polarisation

1 Julia Roig and Melanie Greenberg 9 March 2021

In part one of this series, we argued for why philanthropy should invest in narrative competency to help combat toxic polarisation. Here, we offer some recommendations for how. Let’s be audacious! By using a cultural …