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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. …

Winners celebrated at the Ghana National Philanthropy Forum

Ghana National Philanthropy Forum 4 April 2017

The Ghana National Philanthropy Forum, which also debuted the National Philanthropy Excellence Awards, took place at the Accra International Conference Center on 23 – 24 March, with the theme ‘Philanthropists as agents for national development’. The …

Why Kenyans give (or don’t)

Halie Dalton 20 March 2017

In a nationwide survey, Yetu conducted quantitative research in all 47 Kenyan counties in order to gain a greater understanding of philanthropic behaviour among Kenyans. Yetu, an organisation dedicated to building a better future in …

Boost for social entrepreneurship in Africa

Alliance magazine 10 March 2017

The Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN) has partnered with LifeCo UnLtd South Africa in hosting their annual event this month. Beginning in Cape Town and ending in Johannesburg at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the gathering …

WACSI: ISTR and WACSI in partnership to coordinate African research network 

Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

In a new collaboration, West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in Ghana will house the regional secretariat of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR). WACSI’s aim is to strengthen the institutional and operational …

The chair in African philanthropy: Interview with Bhekinkosi Moyo

Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

As part of this special feature on teaching and research in philanthropy, Charles Keidan talks to Bhekinkosi Moyo of the Southern Africa Trust about the development of the first chair in African philanthropy at Wits …

TrustAfrica’s first decade edited by Halima Mahomed and Elizabeth Coleman – reviewed by John Harvey

John Harvey 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The concept of agency is a driving force behind a great deal of emergent global philanthropy, perhaps no more so than in Africa. In the context of its particularly traumatic history of colonialism, ‘agency’ refers …

WINGSForum heads to Africa in 2020

Charles Keidan 27 February 2017

The global philanthropy infrastructure body WINGS will hold its next major gathering in Africa in 2020. The WINGSForum, which brings together umbrella bodies of foundations and professionals will take place in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, it …