Philanthropy

Changing how I see the world

Synchronicity Earth Trustee Catherine Bryan describes how her perception of the world around her has shifted since she moved into the environmental sector eight years ago, and explores the capacity we all have to help bring about positive change for nature. Giving nature space Writing during this summer’s unprecedented heat [...]

By |2022-11-28T14:24:19+00:00November 28th, 2022|Environment, Philanthropy, Sustainable Living|Comments Off on Changing how I see the world

Rethinking African conservation funding

“The most important things in the world that need doing cannot be done by large organizations. They will be done by many, sometimes hundreds, sometimes even thousands of smaller groups.” So said Andrew Steer, CEO of the Bezos Earth Fund, when the new fund made a pledge to spend $10 billon to tackle climate change. [...]

By |2022-08-02T15:53:29+00:00August 2nd, 2022|Approach, Conservation, Environment, Funding, Philanthropy|Comments Off on Rethinking African conservation funding

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…