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Capacity Building / Collaborative Funding / Grantmaking Practice

Paradigm Shift: Participatory Grantmaking Comes of Age

Contributed by Matthew “Matty” Hart, Principal, The Lafayette Practice- Over the past year or two you may have heard more about Participatory Grantmaking, an innovative grantmaking approach pioneered by several progressive grantmaking funds. Also referred to as peer review grantmaking, community funding, or activist funding, participatory grantmaking emerges from the practice of grassroots activism. The … Continue reading

Advocacy / Collaborative Funding / Human Rights Issue / Sexual & Reproductive Rights

Human Rights Funders Working Group and FCAA Philanthropy Summit

This interview was originally published on the WINGS Global Network blog, Philanthropy In Focus, on Thursday, November 20, 2014. The original article can be found here. These are busy times for Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA). On 8th December the organization is set to release the latest edition of its human rights resource tracking report—one recently expanded with … Continue reading

Collaborative Funding / Grantmaking Practice / Knowledge Tools

Traveling Toward Greater Impact

Contributed by Julie Broome, Sigrid Rausing Trust- This article was originally published on the Philanthropy News Digest blog, PhilanTopic, on Thursday, November 13, 2014. The original article can be found here: Anyone who has ever traveled with me – even just across town – knows that I get lost easily. North becomes south, left becomes … Continue reading

Capacity Building / Human Rights Community / Human Rights Issue

The Human Rights Dimension of West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

Contributed by John Kabia, Program Officer for West Africa, Fund for Global Human Rights- In December 2013, a two-year old boy living in Guinea’s remote Forest region died of a mysterious disease that went on to kill members of his family as well as people from his and other neighboring villages.  It took the authorities … Continue reading

Collaborative Funding / Discussion & Debate / Grantmaking Practice

Philanthropy Debates Its Role

Contributed by Andy Carroll, Exponent Philanthropy-  This article originally appeared on Exponent Philanthropy’s PhilanthroFiles blog on Nov. 7, 2014.  Debates about philanthropy’s role have heated up since the 1980s, as the federal government cut taxes and support for many social programs, a series of recessions battered the economy, and economic hardship deepened and expanded. In this … Continue reading

Advocacy / Anti-Trafficking / Collaborative Funding

Lessons Learnt from 10 Years and USD 50 Million of Grantmaking to End Human Trafficking

Contributed by Randy Newcomb, President, Humanity United- This article was originally published in Anti-Trafficking Review’s Following the Money: Spending on Anti-Trafficking issue. On 26 September 2013, Humanity United, with our partners Legatum Foundation and Walk Free, announced the creation of the USD 100 million Freedom Fund to combat human trafficking around the world. This fund … Continue reading

Access to Justice / Civic & Political Rights / Collaborative Funding / Grantmaking Practice

Closing Space for Civil Society and Cross-Border Philanthropy

Contributed by Julie Broome, Sigrid Rausing Trust; Iva Dobichina, Open Society Foundations; Poonam Joshi and David Mattingly, Fund for Global Human Rights; and Tim Parritt, Oak Foundation- The past few years have seen an alarming increase in legislation constraining funding and space for civil society in every region of the world. Few topics are more … Continue reading