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Paul Costello
Opinions - 5 February 2018

Cross-sector Partnerships Pursuing Transformative Change in Transatlantic Cities

Since 2008, over half of the global population lives in cities. In Europe and North America this number is closer to 80 percent. If we look at economic activity from…
Jenny Hodgson
Opinions - 5 December 2017

It’s time for human rights organisations to harness the power of local giving – and for funders to support them to do so

Individual giving has power. Consider the huge outpouring of donations to organisations such as the American Civil Liberties Union that followed Donald Trump’s executive ban on seven Muslim-majority countries in…
Eric Gutierrez
Opinions - 15 November 2017

When summer did not follow the spring

Over a few months in 2012, a question came up among Christian Aid’s staff in Africa reflecting on the impact of the ‘Arab Springs’: Will a summer or a winter follow…
Opinions - 24 October 2017

Rethinking Poverty: What makes a good society?

This post originally appeared on the Webb Memorial Trust website The title of this book, Rethinking Poverty – What makes a good society?,…
Debbie Pippard
Opinions - 24 October 2017

Civil Society under threat: why protecting and growing civil society globally is vital

This post originally appeared on the Barrow Cadbury Trust website The Barrow Cadbury Trust was set up by husband and wife, Barrow and Geraldine…
Bing Hao
Opinions - 24 October 2017

Is there a one-size-fits-all solution for foundations conducting due diligence on prospective grantees?

Is there a one-size-fits-all solution for foundations conducting due diligence on prospective grantees? Are there standard techniques or formats that one could borrow and apply? To a certain extent, yes.
Jen Wallace
Opinions - 16 October 2017

Wellbeing and social progress: using convening power to catalyse change

Wellbeing is at the heart of what we do at the Carnegie UK Trust.  Our Trust Deed, written by Andrew Carnegie, was far ahead of its time in charging us…
Happy Mwende Kinyili
Opinions - 25 September 2017

Stand with us!: activists call funders to action

In communities globally, feminist groups led by women, girls, and trans and intersex[1] people are collectively organising to make the world more peaceful, democratic and fair. At the same…
Alessio Mennecozzi
Opinions - 7 September 2017

Linking global citizenship to food for a better future

What does it mean to be a global citizen in today’s world? How can food be considered a key factor in a cutting-edge approach to such a topic? Global citizenship…
Matt Reed
Opinions - 4 September 2017

Recognition, Solidarity, Hope: Helping marginalised women participate more fully in society

Two years ago, I sat with some young women in a programme the Aga Khan Foundation runs in Uttar Pradesh. They held hands or leaned on each other. Some had…
Flemming Besenbacher
Opinions - 29 August 2017

UNLEASH: One thousand millennial disruptors tackle the planet’s most pressing problems

Young global thought leaders gathered from 13 – 21 August 2017 for the UNLEASH Innovation Lab, to co-create solutions related to the Sustainable Development Goals. From 13-21 August 2017, Denmark hosted…
Heather Grady
Opinions - 18 August 2017

Can Sustainable Development be a stimulus for expanded civil society space?

One of the mounting concerns for philanthropy – especially for giving across international borders – is restrictions, large and small, placed by governments on civil society’s activities. Sometimes the concern…
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