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Supporting civil society and community philanthropy
This Dispatch of civil society and community philanthropy initiatives includes event recaps and interviews with Mott, CoF and SVI. Our focus on Sub-Saharan and MENA regions reveals new reports from Halima Mahomed and CAF, and we share the 2015 Index of Philanthropic Freedom, the latest GPI, and a new Post-2015 report from UNDP.
Community philanthropy is growing
The number of community philanthropy organizations more than doubled between 2000 and 2014. We asked Natalie Ross (COF) and Nick Deychakiwsky (Mott) to share a few of the most recent developments in the field.
Jeremy Nicholls on the evolution of impact measurement
Following a meeting on SROI in June, we asked Jeremy Nicholls (Social Value International), for his thoughts on how impact measurement might evolve over the next 15 years.
Supporting civil society in Syria
Prominent Syrian civic leaders and donors met in Milan last month to discuss local efforts to rebuild communities, establish inclusive citizenship, and broker peace. Includes a special session report.
WINGS at the EFC AGA and Conference 2015
The link between philanthropy, environment and development is key for a sustainable future, and the connection was made well this year in Milan. WINGS Knowledge Management Coordinator Ana Pinho reports.
Ordinary citizens believe their giving can make a difference
A recent report on giving in South Africa’s most populous province carries a clear message: "I believe I can make a difference in both the present and the future for my fellow citizens, my community and my country."
Regulation and Corporate Social Investment
Legislation may incentivize CSI, but Halima Mahomed says regulation alone isn't enough. "CSI needs to be grounded in intensive consultation that caters to the civil society sector it envisions supporting."
Measuring change and growth in African philanthropy
The AGN, together with the Independent Development Fund (IDF) and the East African Association of Grantmakers, co-convened a peer learning event earlier this year in Kampala, Uganda.
Regulatory Framework for CSOs in Brazil
The new legal framework for CSO-government partnerships, created by the Law 13.019/2014, will become effective in Brazil in July. GIFE will host a course and online debate on the subject (Portuguese).
Bridging Arab and global approaches to philanthropy
During an event in Berlin on Arab philanthropy, the Robert Bosch Academy held a debate with WINGS Chairman Atallah Kuttab to discuss opportunities and challenges of philanthropic work.
Interview with Jane Wales at the Global Philanthropy Forum
In this interview for Alliance magazine, Jane Wales shares two key lessons learned during the Forum’s 15-year history: "collaboration is always, always a plus" and "philanthropy is constantly inventing."
Distributed communication can help us reach our SDGs
Chris Delatorre (WINGS) reports on the International Conference on Social Media for Good, linking the Post-2015 Agenda and the concept of diffuse collaboration to a new framework for distributed social networking.
EFC Conference 2015 focuses on sustainability
This year’s conference closely paralleled the World Expo 2015 theme of sustainability, including youth power, social equality and community resilience. View opening and closing plenaries.
Aktive Bürgerschaft honors German community foundations
Since 2002 the organization has used the award, which also serves to foster exchange between community foundations, to create synergy between institutions, individuals and local community foundations.
Infrastructure in Focus: Community Philanthropy
This WINGS report shares new data on CP infrastructure organizations, suggesting how our practice and knowledge about them can improve.
Philanthropy and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
The Post-2015 Partnership Platform seeks to identify opportunities and promote partnerships for philanthropy and private social investment.
2015 Global Peace Index
New research reveals an increasingly divided world. Explore the data for yourself on the interactive Global Peace Index map.
Index of Philanthropic Freedom 2015
GCP measures, ranks and compares countries on their ease of giving in this first analysis of philanthropic freedom across the world.
Individual Giving by 'Ordinary People' in Gauteng Province, SA
This CAF report suggests that people are committed to helping each other, reflecting South Africa's standing in the most recent World Giving Index.
Black Economic Empowerment Legislation and CSI
This report explores the perceived influence of legislation in Africa that regulates the responsibilities of business to the transformation of society.
Enabling Environments for Philanthropy Through Tax Incentives
KCDF’s analysis explores the state of philanthropy in Kenya and the role that tax incentives play in promoting philanthropy there.
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