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: http://pndblog.typepad.com/pndblog/2014/11/traveling-toward-greater-impact.html 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