Philanthropy University aiming to boost capacity of Global South NPOs


Alliance magazine


Philanthropy University has launched a technology-enabled capacity-building platform for non-profit leaders, with a particular emphasis on those from the global south. The University, set up by Stars Foundation founders the Al-Dabbagh Group, has developed seven online courses in conjunction with academics in the field and development professionals. The courses deal with strategy, fundraising, human capital, user-centred design and monitoring and evaluation. Coursework is complemented by communities of practice where learners and practitioners can connect with peers with similar missions and interests to share and document their experiences. Based in Silicon Valley, Philanthropy University has a mission, according to its own press release, ‘to transform the capacity of 5,000 local organizations and improve the lives of 100 million people by 2020’.

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