From giving to sharing: a paradigm shift for philanthropy

Sharing sounds like a topic for a preschool lesson. But how does this concept transform philanthropy? At Urgent Action Fund Asia & Pacific, we are conscious of the power inherent in how we frame ‘why and how we do what we do’. Talking about philanthropy as ‘giving’ feels like a transactional approach. Framing it as ‘sharing’ makes it transformative. And transforming the politics of resourcing is one of the feminist principles of philanthropy that is core to our work as the Urgent Action Fund Sisterhood.