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Grantmaking Practice / IHRFG Events / Responsible Data & Digital Security

The Responsible Data Forum: An Eye Opener- Yet Blurring to the Imagination

IHRFG recently held its semi-annual institute in San Francisco in the form of a Responsible Data Forum (RDF) for funders, organized by the Engine Room. The Forum brought together program officers and grants managers to identify and discuss responsible data related to grantmaking and management, ultimately developing tools and strategies for dealing with sensitive information. Following the … Continue reading

Grantmaking Practice / IHRFG Events

Deciding for All or All Deciding? Exploring Participatory Grantmaking

Contributed by Katy Love, Senior Program Officer, Wikimedia Foundation. This article originally appeared on Alliance Magazine’s blog on February 1, 2016- ‘Innovation and iteration’ was the key theme of the January the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) conference in San Francisco. In the opening plenary, speakers noted that the ‘innovation’ of community involvement and participation … Continue reading

Closing Space for Civil Society / Human Rights Defenders / IHRFG Events

Reflections from IHRFG’s Human Rights Lab on the Closing Space for Civil Society

IHRFG recently held its semi-annual conference in San Francisco, culminating in a Human Rights Lab where participants strategized and collaborated to respond to the closing space for civil society. Following the event, funders shared their reflections and lessons. Contributed by Caitlin Stanton, Urgent Action Fund – Sometimes, the closing of civil society space is quick … Continue reading

Grantmaking Practice / Human Rights Community / IHRFG Events

How Political Aren’t We?

Contributed by Avila Kilmurray, Director of Policy & Strategy, Global Fund for Community Foundations. This article originally appeared on Alliance Magazine’s blog on January 22, 2016- That was the question that was posed at a plenary of the International Human Rights Funders’ Group conference in San Francisco.  Over 120 attendees pondered the boundaries of what … Continue reading

Responsible Data & Digital Security

Responsible Data For Human Rights Funders

By Lindsay Beck, Open Technology Fund. This piece originally appeared on the Responsible Data Forum’s blog. Funders play a key role in improving responsible data practices. When we talk about responsible data, it’s often assumed those with the responsibility are those implementing advocacy campaigns. But it’s important to keep in mind that in our efforts … Continue reading

Grantmaking Practice / Indigenous Peoples

The Holistic World of Human Rights

By Jaune Evans, Executive Director, Tamalpais Trust. This post originally appeared on Exponent Philanthropy’s blog PhilanthroFiles on November 9, 2015. This post is the second in a series that is exploring the ins and outs of supporting human rights as a funder with few or no staff. Read the first post in the series here.  Myrna Cunningham, Indigenous … Continue reading