Philanthropy

Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

With a wave of new pledges of large grants to environmental organisations, as funders, we need to reflect on how our philanthropy can be improved. Building trust between donors and grantees plus reshaping the donor community so it can better support the organisations working on the ground are the foundations of a philosophy and [...]

By |2022-06-21T14:35:48+00:00May 5th, 2022|Approach, Conservation, Environment, Funding, Philanthropy|Comments Off on Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

The Amphibian Conservation Fund – catalysing support for amphibians

Synchronicity Earth, in collaboration with Fondation Segré and Oak Foundation, is delighted to launch the Amphibian Conservation Fund, an exciting initiative to catalyse urgently needed philanthropic support for the world’s most threatened vertebrates – the amphibians.  Synchronicity Earth was founded to support the most overlooked and underfunded of conservation issues [...]

By |2021-04-08T17:27:15+00:00March 31st, 2021|Amphibians, Funding, Philanthropy|Comments Off on The Amphibian Conservation Fund – catalysing support for amphibians

The Role of Philanthropy

There has been a lot of discussion in the media of late about the value and role of philanthropy. Is it well-directed? Can it have impact? If a key purpose of philanthropy is to find solutions for some of the most complicated problems of our time, will it ever be enough? [...]

By |2019-08-15T09:21:05+00:00February 26th, 2019|Conservation, Funding, Fundraising, Philanthropy|Comments Off on The Role of Philanthropy

Coming up in our Fabric of Life fashion series…

FABRICS FOR A FLOURISHING FUTURE: How next-gen technologies and innovative textiles are disrupting the damaging environmental impact of the fashion supply chain. 24 January – Future Fabrics Expo: Victoria House Basement | 6pm Expo after hours, 7pm panel Explore textiles with a lower environmental footprint and innovative sustainable fabrics that are changing the way fashion impacts the natural world. Series [...]

By |2020-03-19T08:05:22+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Biodiversity, Deeper Thinking, Events, Fashion, Philanthropy, Sustainable Living|Comments Off on Coming up in our Fabric of Life fashion series…

Launching Synchronicity Earth USA

Synchronicity Earth (SE) USA was created to support the work of Synchronicity Earth (a charity registered in England and Wales), which develops and funds programmes to address overlooked and underfunded conservation challenges for globally threatened species and ecosystems. The co-founder of Synchronicity Earth, Jessica Sweidan, is the founder of SE USA and Chair of [...]

By |2018-10-02T11:48:29+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Creating Awareness, Ecosystems, Events, Freshwater, Ocean, Oceans, Philanthropy|Comments Off on Launching Synchronicity Earth USA

Working with Chicago Zoological Society to fund amphibian conservation

A Fund for Amphibians in honour of Dr George B. Rabb Despite the status of amphibians as the world’s most threatened vertebrate group, there is a widespread lack of interest among donors in their conservation. So in 2017 Synchronicity Earth decided to establish the Amphibian Fund to bring much-needed new support to amphibian conservation. [...]

By |2018-09-27T06:21:37+00:00September 27th, 2018|Amphibians, Conservation, Events, Fundraising, Philanthropy, Species|Comments Off on Working with Chicago Zoological Society to fund amphibian conservation

Deeper Thinking

THE SPHINX Yeats’s ominous post-World War I poem is subject to any number of interpretations, but the vision of a terrifying new era is evident, as is the message: we are waking up to a nightmare. Its relevance today is plain.  Simply put, we have reaped the rewards of technological progress without due [...]

By |2018-01-12T08:52:52+00:00November 22nd, 2017|In-Depth, Philanthropy|Comments Off on Deeper Thinking