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Alliance-Building / Collaborative Funding

Building Equity and Alignment for Impact: Upending Philanthropy’s Power Dynamics

Contributed by Angela Adrar, Programs & Communications Director, Rural Coalition, and BEA for Impact Weaver Co-Chair; and Samantha Harvey, Environment Program Officer, Overbrook Foundation and BEA for Impact Internal Support Team- Building Equity and Alignment for Impact (BEA for Impact) is a grassroots-led initiative built on equitable and active participation with large and mid-sized “green groups” … Continue reading

Advocacy / Collaborative Funding / Human Rights Community

A Million Ones: Building Local Support for LGBTI Rights in Africa

Contributed by Shekeshe Mokgosi, Public Engagement Manager, The Other Foundation- The Other Foundation is an African trust dedicated to advancing human rights in Southern Africa, with a particular focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. It works as both a grantmaker and a fundraiser to expand resources available to defend and advance … Continue reading

Capacity Building / Collaborative Funding

The Potential of Community Philanthropy: A Flexible Friend?

Contributed by Avila Kilmurray, Director, Policy & Strategy, Global Fund for Community Foundations- Community philanthropy has spread across the globe as a means of increasing local ownership and responsibility for development outcomes.  While rooted in the one-hundred-year North American model of community foundations, forms of community philanthropy exist in virtually every culture, and the practice has been adapted … Continue reading

Grantmaking Practice

Exploring the How and Why of Participatory Grantmaking and Impact Investing

Contributed by Nadia van der Linde, Red Umbrella Fund- The very first session of the funders’ Working Group on Participatory Grantmaking was organised at the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) meeting in San Francisco on 28 January 2015. While we had prepared to welcome just a handful of interested colleagues from peer foundations, we were … Continue reading

Grantmaking Practice / Knowledge Tools

When Is Transparency a Really Good Idea?

Contributed by Brad Smith, President, Foundation Center, and featured in the March 19, 2015 In Focus segment of IHRFG’s e-newsletter Human Rights Funding News, with counter-article “When Is Transparency a Really Bad Idea?” by Jo Andrews, Director of Ariadne-European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights. This piece originally appeared in the December 2014 issue of Alliance Magazine– When it comes to philanthropy, the answer … Continue reading

Grantmaking Practice / Knowledge Tools

When Is Transparency a Really Bad Idea?

Contributed by Jo Andrews, Director, Ariadne-European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights and featured in the March 19, 2015 In Focus segment of IHRFG’s e-newsletter Human Rights Funding News, with counter-article “When Is Transparency a Really Good Idea?” by Foundation Center President Brad Smith. This piece originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of Alliance Magazine– Fashions in philanthropy can be … Continue reading

IHRFG Events

IHRFG’s 2015 San Francisco Institute: Digital Security: Modeling Risks to Sustain a Protection Strategy

IHRFG recently held a day-long training on digital security for funders, led by the Tactical Technology Collective. Following the event, we will share reflections from the grantmakers who came together to explore this question.Click here to read more lessons and join the conversation! Contributed by Samy Lendvai-Karmout, Regional Coordinator-Mashrek, Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human … Continue reading