REFLECTIONS

Closing the Race Gap in Philanthropy Demands Radical Candour

Kennedy Odede | September 16, 2020
September 16, 2020|

We are excited to share this article by my friend and colleague, Kennedy Odede, Founder and CEO of SHOFCO. We decided to share this article from The Guardian in our blog this month because it tells the truth and makes plain the challenge for philanthropy: “as you fund and award white founders working in communities of colour (at home and abroad), ensure you apply the same level of recognition and support to leaders of colour who possess the same or greater skills and knowledge of their environment.” This is the challenge of being anti-racist and owning our own racist behaviors Read More

Walking with the Girl Child through the Shadows of COVID-19

Rev. Domnic Misolo | August 12, 2020
August 12, 2020|

When news about the local outbreak of infectious pneumonia of an unknown etiology hit headlines in December 2019, most here in Kenya viewed this with skepticism. Never would we have imagined that what we thought Read More

Truth Telling – Ours to Do

Lisa R. Jackson | July 2, 2020
July 2, 2020|

Following George Floyd’s murder by police in Minneapolis, and the protests that ensued thereafter, some strange emails and texts started showing up on my phone.  They went something like this:  Lisa, I just wanted to Read More

Mentor Mothers on the Frontlines: A Spotlight on m2m’s COVID19 Pivot

Frank Beadle de Palomo | May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020|

Greetings to you wherever you find yourself on the pandemic curve! Some places are beginning to open up, others are still in full or modified lock down. Wherever you find yourself, we are all still Read More

Guherekeza – LifeNet’s Pivot on the COVID-19 Frontlines

Maggie Ehrenfried | April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020|

As this viral menace continues its spread around the world, we are so touched by the resiliency and nimbleness of so many of you, our partners, who in just a few short weeks have had Read More

Expect Nothing- Pandemic Reflections

Lisa R. Jackson | March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020|

Hello Partners & Friends, In this time of great uncertainty, I hope this message finds you well. IDF appreciates that the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on all of us in different ways. You Read More

It Should Not Be Impossible…

Lisa R. Jackson | January 23, 2020
January 23, 2020|

Happy New Year!  I keep saying it even as January quickly passes us by.  My daughter pointed it out yesterday: “Stop saying ‘happy new year’.  20 days have already passed.”  I have mostly been saying Read More

Step into Hadija’s & Cynthia’s Shoes Today On International Day of Disabled Persons

Cynthia Bauer | December 3, 2019
December 3, 2019|

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all Read More