Alliance@PND

Through an agreement with UK-based Alliance magazine, PND is pleased to be able to offer a series of articles about global philanthropy.

Learning from the past to create the present

Learning from the past to create the present

Rachel Wimpee July 8, 2020

Two stories from philanthropy's past, writes the Rockefeller Archive Center's Wimpee, illustrate the deliberate and often unexpected ways in which philanthropically funded work has proved to be impactful....

On climate justice, funders could do better

On climate justice, funders could do better

Andrew Milner June 12, 2020

Philanthropy is falling short, writes Milner, when it comes to supporting a grassroots climate justice movement that is spreading rapidly around the globe....

Following the Leadership of Indigenous Women

Following the Leadership of Indigenous Women

Nicky McIntyre May 10, 2020

As a feminist funder, writes McIntyre, we believe that when people who experience the deepest forms of oppression actively represent their own interests, the solutions are more effective and progress is more enduring....

Memories of a Philanthropy Pioneer

Memories of a Philanthropy Pioneer

Leticia Ruiz-Capillas, Wendy Richardson April 8, 2020

In the latest installment of our series, Richardson and Ruiz-Capillas pay tribute to the longtime chair and CEO of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and staunch champion of the philanthropic sector, William S. White....

A World Free From Violence: Let's Move

A World Free From Violence: Let's Move

Monica Dennis, Pamela Shifman, Priscilla Hung February 5, 2020

The decade-long history of Move to End Violence, an operational program of the NoVo Foundation, provides many lessons about the dismantling of structures and narratives of oppression, write Dennis, Hung, and Shifman....

Why Feminism Is Liberating for Men

Why Feminism Is Liberating for Men

Tobias Troll December 10, 2019

Beyond asking men to cede power and space, writes Troll, feminism can guide our quest for radically different ways of organizing our societies and our organizations....

Europe Has an Opinion on Philanthropy

Europe Has an Opinion on Philanthropy

Ludwig Forrest November 5, 2019

The first European Economic and Social Committee "opinion" entirely dedicated to philanthropy comes at a crucial time, writes Forrest, and is likely to set the tone for philanthropy-related debates under the new mandate of the European Parliament and Commission....

LGBTI Human Rights: Pushing Back Against the Push-Back

LGBTI Human Rights: Pushing Back Against the Push-Back

Matthew Hart October 7, 2019

Hart, director of the Global Philanthropy Project, shares details of a funders' collaborative that is mobilizing grantmaker support for LGBTI rights advocates and communities facing hostility....

Human Rights: A Bread and Butter Issue?

Human Rights: A Bread and Butter Issue?

Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri September 6, 2019

Economic rights need to take center stage, writes Ibezim-Ohaeri, before civil and political rights actually mean something for the millions of people globally living in deep poverty....

Time to Change the Way We Invest

Time to Change the Way We Invest

Ellen Dorsey August 5, 2019

Based on the experience of the Wallace Global Fund, the foundation she directs, Dorsey offers six simple things foundations can fo to create a better, more sustainable and responsible investment portfolio....

In Search of Peaceful Development

In Search of Peaceful Development

Hope Lyons, Lauren Bradford, Rasha Sansur June 6, 2019

Working in the field of peace and conflict resolution involves a particular set of demands, write Bradford, Lyons, and Sansur. Funders need to be aware and willing to meet them....

Wanted: A Cure for Color-Blindness

Wanted: A Cure for Color-Blindness

Jeff Raikes May 9, 2019

Policy makers and philanthropists often take a color-blind approach to education, calling for policies they believe will support "all" children, writes Raikes. But suggesting that all children have the same shot at opportunity is not borne out by the facts....

Let's Change the System, Not the Symptoms

Let's Change the System, Not the Symptoms

Arianne Shaffer, Tobias Troll April 5, 2019

The large, complex problems of our times are deeply interwoven with today's global political economy, write Shaffer and Troll, and that is the "system" that systems change philanthropy needs to address....

Moving With Movements

Moving With Movements

Solomé Lemma March 6, 2019

To respond effectively to the forces that create systems change, argues Lemma, funders have to be willing to change themselves....

Wealth and Philanthropy in Russia

Wealth and Philanthropy in Russia

Elisabeth Schimpfössl February 4, 2019

Increasingly, wealthy Russians are giving to charity, but their choice, writes Schimpfössl, is often informed by political and social expediency....