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Foundations launch $30M storytelling initiative for global south

By Stephanie Beasley // 30 July 2021 The Ford, Skoll, and Compton foundations this week announced the launch of a 10-year initiative to help “frontline communities” in the global south — including Indigenous people, as well as women and girls — spread their own messages through short films, animation, social media, … Continue reading
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Army Corps Orders Full Environmental Review of Formosa Plastics’ Controversial Louisiana Plant

Grantee News From Louisiana Bucket Brigade: Decision Follows Lawsuit, Permit Suspension, Public Pressure (WASHINGTON) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today it will require a full “environmental impact statement” for the massive petrochemical complex Formosa Plastics proposes to build … Continue reading
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U.S. MUST NOT ABANDON AFGHAN WOMEN & GIRLS

News from the Compton Foundation: Joint Letter on Afghan Women to POTUS and VPOTUS U.S. MUST NOT ABANDON AFGHAN WOMEN & GIRLS Dear President Biden and Vice President Harris, We are heartbroken by the devastating news coming out of Afghanistan … Continue reading
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Recognizing the Power of Storytelling, a Funder Collaborative Backs Media in the Global South

News from Inside Philanthropy: Martha Ramirez From oral traditions to streaming movies, storytelling is central to the human experience. But beyond simple entertainment, stories have the ability to impact people and advance social change. Take, for instance, Upton Sinclair’s novel … Continue reading
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Grant makers must fund the big dreams of the youth movement

News from Alliance for Youth Action: By Sarah Audelo July 8 Sarah Audelo is executive director of the Alliance for Youth Action, a progressive organization that supports local young people’s organizations to strengthen democracy, fix the economy and correct injustices. Individuals … Continue reading
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Letter to a New Executive Director

From the Frontlines Special Edition July 1, 2021 Grantee News from People’s Action: Somehow, on your way to becoming a great organizer, you became an executive director. Suddenly you are reviewing bylaws, trying to make sense of a balance sheet, … Continue reading
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The State of Things

Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese began their Melted Away series in the garden of Jim Kempner Fine Art when they installed a scuture carved in ice of the word Democracy in March 2006 on the anniversary of the Iraq War. … Continue reading
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A New Initiative Calls for Greater Trustee Accountability, Commitment to Racial Justice

News from Inside Philanthropy: Mike Scutari BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTORS IN APPLETON, WISCONSIN OVER THE SUMMER. A NEW INITIATIVE IS CALLING ON FOUNDATION TRUSTEES TO COMMIT TO ADVANCING RACIAL JUSTICE. AARON OF L.A. PHOTOGRAPHY/SHUTTERSTOCK Back in May, the NoVo Foundation, … Continue reading
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Can Millions of Deep Conversations With Total Strangers Beat Trump — and Heal America?

Grantee News From People’s Action: COVID-19 has upended the 2020 campaign. Activists are testing a cutting-edge strategy to change the hearts and minds of voters in our pandemic election By ANDY KROLL RollingStone. L. said he wasn’t a fan of former … Continue reading
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The Compton Foundation’s Trust-Based Approach to Spending Down

News From the Compton Foundation and Trust-Based Philanthropy Project: Ellen Friedman has been executive director of the Compton Foundation for 10 years. We sat down with Ellen to hear about her trust-based journey, and how the Foundation chose to spend out rather … Continue reading
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