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Casa Fund in Brazil releases data and reflections on support for human rights and environmental defenders, drawing on lessons from its own funding.

Tue May 14 2024 Read More

NGOs and civic groups from closing spaces increasingly see the need to relocate some staff abroad to continue serving their communities at home. A new resource helps to navigate and comply with the legal framework as it applies to different types of workers in different jurisdictions.

Tue May 14 2024 Read More

A Bridgespan team looks at the transition from traditional donor-centric models towards more collaborative and trust-based approaches and ask, “Are they at odds with strategic philanthropy? Does unrestricted funding mean that funders add nothing beyond their checkbooks?”

Tue May 14 2024 Read More

Read this Open Letter to the OECD DAC from the #ShiftThePower movement with an Urgent Call to End Discriminatory Funding Against Global South CSOs. Related analysis of DAC member aid flows reveals systemic imbalances in the distribution of Official development assistance.

Tue May 14 2024 Read More

Conversations about transparency, accountability, and collaboration have dominated the nonprofit world for years, yet large-scale change remains elusive. Philanthropic platform, Candid, reflects that grant makers and organizations directly serving nonprofits must be open to feedback, commit to behavior change, and prioritize the whole nonprofit field as much as, if not more than, their own institutions.

Tue May 07 2024 Read More

Funders have several beliefs and assumptions, along with the anxiety that comes with giving up control, resulting in very few of them moving towards more unrestricted funding. To unpack the dynamics at play, Stanford Social Innovation Review interviewed advisers and alumni of the Just Economy Institute.

Tue May 07 2024 Read More
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