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Opaque, Dishonest, Impenetrable Philanthropy
by Ivan March

“Can we stop perpetuating the transparency weirdness?” asks Marlene Engelhorn, one of the young philanthropists championing the Resource Justice approach among German-speakers, trying to imbue philanthropy with radicality and a deep social justice narrative. “Transparency is about owning conflict and tensions”, she adds.  This is the primary intention behind the eighth session in our Radical […]

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Lessons in Decolonizing Wealth
by Antonis Schwarz

“It’s about flexibility. It’s about humility. It’s about trust. It’s about having fun along the way. It is more about holding space for others’ brilliance than being the sole source of answers, more about flexible shape-shifting to meet the oncoming challenges than holding fast to a five-year strategic plan.” Edgar Villanueva’s words read like the […]

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Rebel Reads for Radical Funders
by Ivan March

January is that month in the year when people make the highest number of promises they wont keep. “I will read more this year” is an all too familiar New Year’s resolution, so before you give up on it and settle into a cushy habit of binge-watching Netflix shows, here’s a list of 11 rebellious […]

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Knock, Knock. Radical Philanthropy Calling
by Ivan March

Guerrilla Virtual Meet-ups for Radical Activist Resourcing The word, ‘call’ stems from the Old Norse kalla, meaning to ‘summon loudly’, and this is what we’ve been going for in our ‘Radical Philanthropy Calling’ sessions, sounding the alarm that it is high time for folks with wealth to get radical with their giving. How many sobering […]

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Working on Work during a Pandemic
by Ivan March

‘Autonomy, a little think tank with big ideas about how to tackle the coronavirus & how to radically re-organise in its wake‘ Bronnie Ware, an Australian palliative care nurse, recorded the dying epiphanies of patients she cared for in the final weeks of their lives, and she collected these into a book called The Top Five […]

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Our First Foray into Fundraising
by Ivan March

At the start of this year, during one of our Guerrilla team get-togethers, we thought, “we have the capacity to fund way more activists & movements, our only limit right now is our budget”. In other words, we’re connected to way more worthy collectives than we’re able to give grants to and we have the […]

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