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My Financial Innovation & Resilience Journey: Htar Htar, Akhaya Women

Htar Htar is the founder of Akhaya Women in Myamar. Akhaya Women is at the forefront of women and gender work in Myanmar. Their work started as the formation of small mothers’ and women’s groups to learn about child development and sexuality and has evolved to include education programs about harassment and reproductive health.

Htar Htar attended Spring’s Financial Resilience Intensive in Bangkok, October 2018

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An interview with Silvana Margriet Paath about the impact of the facilitation intensive

Silvana Margriet Paath is the Southeast Asia Advocacy Officer for Sustainable Diets at Hivos Southeast Asia. She is also a graduate of Spring's High Impact Facilitation Intensive.

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Wilson Matekenya talks about the impact of the High Impact Facilitation Intensive

In our series of interviews with past participants of our programs, we discuss the ways their work has evolved following the training and support.

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My Financial Innovation & Resilience Journey: Donna McSkimming

We interviewed Donna McSkimming in December 2018 when she was the Program Director at the International Women’s Development Agency. IWDA works to advance and protect the rights of women and girls, with the vision that one day gender equality will be achieved for all.

She attended Spring’s Financial Resilience Intensive in Bangkok, October 2018.

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10 things progressive funders must learn from conservative ones, or we are all screwed

A must read article with 10 points of what progressive funders can learn from conservative funder.

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Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy

A new grantmaking approach is needed—one that provides enough money for nonprofits to pay for all their operations, not just programs and services. The first step toward achieving that is for grantmakers to realize that different types of nonprofits have different cost structures.

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The End of the Grant Era

The changes in the funding landscape are fast and furious, especially for organizations that promote equality, human rights, and climate justice. We are increasingly witnessing efforts by governments and big corporations to silence dissent or clamp down on foreign funding.

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Rethinking Funding for Women's Rights

How to build greater financial resilience and strength in your organization.

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New Delhi is Safer Thanks to Manas Foundation

Manas Foundation, based in New Delhi, India, shares how participation in Spring's Financial Innovation and Resilience (FIRE) program led to a breakthrough in financing with more than a quarter-million auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers trained in prevention of sexual harassment as a result.

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Debunking the Overhead Myth

While progressive funders and social justice organizations are considered partners in their goal to advance social and environmental justice, there is one area where these two communities experience ongoing tension - Overhead and the role it plays in advancing the mission of an organization.

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