UN AMBIENTE ABILITANTE PER LA FILANTROPIA IN EUROPA NON DEVE ESSERE DATO PER SCONTATO
Il messaggio che risuona all’ultima edizione di Europhilantopics per i decisori politici dell’Unione Europea è chiaro: il sistema filantropico e le fondazioni possono fare meglio e svolgere il loro importante lavoro in modo più efficace se operano in un ambiente più favorevole.
CINQUE MODI PER DIVENTARE UNA FONDAZIONE CHE LAVORA SULLA GIUSTIZIA CLIMATICA
In questo articolo, Nani Jansen Reventlow, fondatrice di Systemic Justice e Ashoka Fellow, dà cinque indicazioni su come le fondazioni ed enti filantropici possono lavorare nell’intersezione tra giustizia sociale e crisi climatica per assicurare una transizione equa e giusta che non lasci indietro nessuno.
THE FUTURE IS NOW: YOUNG DONORS ARE CHALLENGING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A PHILANTHROPIST
Young donors are not only giving to nonprofits but often pairing their financial contributions with activism. Some are teaming up to contribute collectively, while others are turning to businesses with a social purpose. The result: They’re challenging what it means to be a philanthropist.
LEARNING TO SCALE, SCALING TO LEARN
Let’s say you have a programme that is working really well – people speak highly of it, and you can see it’s having real impact. You are getting lots of demand and questions about whether you’ll be launching your programme elsewhere. You’re interested in scaling, but you also want to make sure you get it right – maintaining the impact you have seen so far, ensuring that you remain sustainable as an organisation, and being simultaneously generous about the value you can add in new contexts and humble about the lived experience and expertise that you’re lacking.
THE POWER OF DONOR ORGANISING
Girls and young feminists bring incredible organising power, creativity, and courage to their activism, working tirelessly to create change in every corner of the world. They are often doing this at great risk to their safety, health, and well-being, and with minimal resourcing (less than 1 per cent of global funding). Recently we’ve seen this with the girls and young feminists who are leading protests in response to the death of Mahsa Amina in Iran, those fighting the impact that racism, poverty, and colonialism is having on the planet (their resistance has already resulted in cutting emissions from some of the largest contributors to Climate Crisis: US and Canada), and girls resisting genital cutting in Sierra Leone.