Alliance Breakfast Club – #ShiftThePower: The rise of community philanthropy


Halie Dalton


This month’s Alliance breakfast club, kindly hosted by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), brought together community philanthropy professionals, academics, and members of NGOs, to discuss the growing form of community philanthropy, and the idea that development should be owned by local people and that power should be shifted closer to the ground, with community philanthropy advocates arguing that this approach holds the key to sustainable or ‘durable’ development.

Alliance editor, Charles Keidan, was joined on the panel by Barry Knight, adviser to the Global Fund for Community FoundationsSandra King, chief philanthropy officer of the Community FoundationDilhani Wijeyesekera, international development consultant at Comic Relief; and Danny Sriskandarajah, secretary general of CIVICUS.

Read a summary of the discussion on the Alliance blog.

Watch the full session here:

#ShiftThePower: The rise of community philanthropy – click here to read our December 2016 issue guest edited by Jenny Hodgson and Barry Knight.

Lead photo: The pillars of community philanthropy – Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

Comments (2)


Well written and very informative.


What a well-written and informative article!! Sounds like a productive and fascinating discussion!

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