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Data strategy and capacity building in East Africa 

Foundation Center 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

In East Africa, giving is a key driver behind community development, and the practice of philanthropy ranges from a wide variety of community giving models, to family philanthropy, faith-based giving, and corporate philanthropy.   However, East …

Interview: Michael Faye of GiveDirectly

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Cash transfers account for less than 5 per cent of development aid, yet there is strong evidence to suggest that they are effective, borne out by the experience of GiveDirectly. Its co-founder, Michael Faye, tells Charles Keidan how the approach …

Philanthropy in a recession

1 Shelagh Gastrow 11 August 2017

In principle, philanthropy should be focusing on organisations that are involved in systemic change and government should be supporting those organisations that deal with basic human requirements. In that case, non-profits are unlikely to be …

Interview: Maurice Makoloo of the Ford Foundation

Alliance magazine 1 August 2017

When it comes to relations between civil society and business, it’s not a straightforward case of angels versus demons, says Maurice Makoloo, the regional director of the Ford Foundation in eastern Africa. What stops them …

Mobilization and power shift are key to community development

Era Shrestha and Srijana Thapa 12 July 2017

Is community-driven development just a fad or an achievable vision? Can a very (economically) poor community invest in its own development? These were some of the central questions of the 20th anniversary Kenya Community Development …

Organizations #ShiftThePower through becoming self-sustainable

Constant Cap 28 June 2017

A workshop on Building Organizational Assets and Community Power at the Kenya Community Development Foundation  (KCDF) conference in Nairobi taught organizations sustainability strategies. The workshop was led by Subusiso Zwane of Southern Africa Trust and …

African philanthropy gaining momentum, new report suggests

Sarah Sabatke 27 June 2017

Philanthropic activity in Africa is gaining momentum according to the 2017 Wealth Report, sponsored by real estate business Knight Frank. The report, fully titled ‘The Wealth Report: The global perspective on prime property and investment,’ …

Philanthropy can eliminate neglected diseases

Bill Campbell 16 June 2017

Giving away money is hard work. Or at least it should be. Having spent 30 years leading businesses at JP Morgan Chase and Visa, I’ve picked up some habits that are hard to break in …

A new era for African philanthropy research

Gideon Boako 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

Academics with an interest in the African philanthropy landscape will gather at the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) conference in Accra, Ghana from 21–24 June. It is a gathering that is overdue. One …

New initiatives promote knowledge of African philanthropy

1 Amanda Aguilar 25 May 2017

While philanthropy is an integral aspect of African society, the study and promotion of African philanthropy is still developing. However, two African organizations – TrustAfrica and Southern Africa Trust – are seeking to change that. …