Grantmaking Practice

In Focus: Metrics and Measurements: Time to Turn Evaluation on its Head

Contributed by Yeshica Weerasekera, Director, Program Partnerships, International Development Exchange (IDEX) – In funding rights-based social change, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes are essential to tracking the quality, impact, and progress of grantmaking against a grantmaker’s mission and strategic action plans. M&E processes offer an opportunity to slow down, appreciate those efforts that have thrived … Continue reading

Environment / Grantmaking Practice / Human Rights Issue

Announcing the Next Generation Climate Board: Supporting women, youth and indigenous people to turn global warming around

By Terry Odendahl, Executive Director of Global Greengrants Fund — Cross-posted from Latest from Alliance, the blog of Alliance Magazine Trucks shovelling sand from main streets; children wading through the sludge that used to be their living rooms – as I took in the reports from friends and news media on Hurricane Sandy, I realized … Continue reading

Grantmaking Practice

Reflections from Johannesburg: Social Justice Philanthropy

Contributed by Dr. Elie Abouaoun, Executive Director of the Arab Human Rights Fund – I attended a meeting convened by Trust Africa, the Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP) Working Group and the African Grantmakers Network, in collaboration with the Global Fund for Community Foundations and the Arab Foundations Forum, in Johannesburg in October … Continue reading