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News GIFE 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

GIFE: When business and philanthropy align 

GIFE has just released the English version of an important publication, originally launched in 2016, throwing light on an emerging trend in Brazil: the alignment between business and philanthropy. Since its emergence in the 1990s, …

News GIFE 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

GIFE – New advocacy strategy in Brazil

Brazil enjoys a relatively free environment for civil society organizations, but non-profit organizations still face enormous challenges to develop a strong and autonomous sector. Some of these relate to the complexity of the social and …

News GIFE 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

GIFE: Push for non-profit transparency in Brazil

Brazil’s politics is dogged by poor governance and lack of transparency among state institutions, with corruption scandals the most visible result. The non-profit sector faces similar challenges. In order to combat this, GIFE has recently …

News GIFE 14 March 2016

GIFE: Brazilian family foundations growing in number

Once a mostly corporate undertaking, philanthropy in Brazil is growing to include more family foundations. Since 2008, the total of family organizations has more than doubled, going from 7 per cent of all foundations in …

News GIFE 1 December 2015

GIFE: Linking private social investment and the global goals

The SDGs were officially launched this year to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and by evaluation of the MDG process, Brazil realized that the most challenging aspect is the implementation of each SDG, which …

News GIFE 1 September 2015

GIFE: Setting the agenda for the next five years

GIFE has established eight strategic agendas to guide priorities for the next five years. It believes that with a strong and well-devised combination of these agendas, social investment can produce effective transformations and achieve wider …

News GIFE 2 March 2015

GIFE – Promoting independent funders

Since 2010, GIFE has been calling for greater diversity in the Brazilian foundation sector. Currently, independent foundations account for just 15 per cent of GIFE members, and the new Network of Independent Funds for Social …