An Interview With Charles Keidan Of Alliance Magazine

An Interview With Charles Keidan Of Alliance Magazine

Charles Keidan is the Editor of Alliance Magazine   1- Is this the first time Alliance is doing a special feature on philanthropy infrastrusture? Why now? Why is it an important enough topic to feature philanthropy infrastructure in the June edition of Alliance? Alliance has always played close attention to philanthropy infrastructure but this is…

A New Agenda for City Philanthropy

This post originally featured in Alliance Magazine. WINGS members can benefit from a free or discounted subscription – be sure to get in touch to find out more. Everybody knows about the Paris Agreement, but what many don’t know is that cities played a crucial role in making it happen. Around 450 mayors from five…

Climate Philanthropy After Paris: The Time is Now

Our latest post is brought to you by our partners at Alliance Magazine – be sure to get the latest issue! The December 2015 Paris Agreement, and the thousands of commitments it catalysed, is the first truly meaningful global response to the climate crisis. Together, the commitments made at Paris by national governments, states, cities,…

Alina Porumb – Olga Alexeeva Prize Winner

The 3rd award ceremony for the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize took place during the 2nd Emerging Markets Philanthropy Forum in November in Beijing, China. Alina Porumb, prize winner, is strategic philanthropy programme director with Romania’s Association for Community Relations (ARC). The core of her work in the last ten years has been helping to create an active community foundations movement in Romania, offering a model of self-reliance and mutual support to communities at a time when they were accustomed to look outside for resources and assistance.

Grantmakers — can you hear the call to support Africa’s small-scale farmers?

In his report from the African Grantmakers Network Assembly in Arusha, Yves Niyiragira (Fahamu) highlights grassroots initiatives that seek to promote agro-ecological policies for food security and sovereignty in Africa, calling on major grantmakers for their support. “How do we help to amplify the voices of rural women farmers who promote agro-ecological farming so that their message is heard all over the world?”

Philanthropy’s Difficult Dance With Inequality

Brad Smith (Foundation Center): “Inequality is an inescapable fact of our world: while extreme poverty in many regions of the globe may be declining, recent research suggests that the gap between rich and poor is fast becoming a growing threat to peace, economic prosperity, the environment, public health, democracy and just about any other major challenge you can name. Indeed, one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals developed by seventy nations (with the direct participation of 7.5 million people around the world) is to ‘reduce inequality within and among nations.’ So, why don’t more foundations embrace the term?”

Diaspora philanthropy, giving effectively across borders and emerging trends in global philanthropy

Otar Makharashavili (Bolder Giving) reports on a recent webinar cohosted with WINGS, as part of the organization’s Global Givers Initiative, which aims to advance philanthropic giving by promoting donor awareness and action in Southeastern Europe through donor storytelling. “The lack of trust in civil society and the NGO sector in general continues to be the biggest roadblock for groups working on local individual philanthropy promotion.”