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New Year’s Revolutions
by Ivan, Romy & Toni

Dear activists, It is customary for Foundations to issue a letter at the beginning of the year, laying out their intentions, aspirations & resolutions for the days ahead, and some have reached serious recognition status like the Annual Gates Letter. Since dreaming and intention setting are imperative components to big picture activism, and while we […]

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Please Just Talk to Me
by Ivan March

Tech Meets Political Activism in Catalonia Meet PARLEM. PARLEM, ‘Let’s Talk’ in Catalan, is an app. But unlike tremendously useful and popular apps like CandyCrush and AngryBirds, PARLEM is one of those pesky online platforms that is trying to bring about societal cohesion. At a time when functions like superimposing dog features onto your face, […]

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Guerrilla Grantees – Closed Call Autumn 2017
by The Guerrilla Gang

This decision-making process was grueling. No, we’re not just saying that, it was extremely difficult to decide amongst incredibly capable, driven & audacious activist initiatives. The eclectic group of Guerrilla Grantees of the Autumnal Closed Call of 2017 are all on display below. We had a stronger focus on the Movement area during this call, since we had more Backbone grants […]

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Activist Acupuncture
by Antonis Schwarz & Ivan Juric

The only thing more alarming than the election of Trump and the manifestation of Brexit, is how many similar political fiascos are being tacked onto these two oft-quoted events. The rise of Marine Le Pen, the entrance of the far-right AfD party into the German parliament, the police brutality in Catalonia, Theresa May reminiscing about running […]

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Why We Do What We Do
by Ivan March

INSERT-GENERIC-BUT-GOOD-SOUNDING-SOCIETAL-OBJECTIVE-HERE Vision. Mission. Strategy. Five-year plan. Ten-year plan. Theory of change. All terms that outline a way to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty. There are currently thousands of philanthropic foundations around the world. Thousands of visions, thousands of missions, thousands of strategies, thousands of plans. After a while, most of these […]

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And the Nominees Are…
by The Guerrilla Gang

For the time being, the Guerrilla Foundation has two closed calls for funding per year, one in the spring and one in autumn, and yes since we are in the Northern hemisphere, this is our autumnal one. Unlike an open call, whereby a publicly announced call for applications is communicated far and wide, and where all […]

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