The Bernard van Leer Foundation is a private grant-making Foundation. Our mission is to improve opportunities for children up to age 8 who are growing up in socially and economically difficult circumstances. We see this both as a valuable end in itself and as a long-term means to promoting more cohesive, considerate and creative societies with equal opportunities and rights for all. More information can be found at www.bernardvanleer.org.
The Bernard van Leer Foundation uses a robust toolbox to create social change for young children nationally and globally. The toolbox includes research and evaluation, demonstration of services, capacity building, advocacy, behavior change and investments in networks and new technologies. Increasingly, the Foundation uses its own voice and knowledge on early childhood development to compliment grant and social investments. The Foundation is committed to both making young children everybody’s business and enabling children’s voices.
We are searching for a Programme Officer for East-Africa to carry out programming in two countries.
In Tanzania, we are attempting to create the following social change:
We are excited to be co-sponsoring a session at the European Foundation Centre Conference in Copenhagen. Our session 'From Good to Great Philanthropy' will be held on Thursday, 30 May, 2013 between at 3:30 PM.
Many foundations would probably claim that the work they are doing is good – but how many would say it’s great? In order to make this leap, are there certain ingredients which must be present in order to position a foundation in a way that allows for greatness to be possible? Through drama, group work, and lively discussions this workshop will delve into this question and more by considering other sectors and drawing from the results of an EFC member survey exploring European foundations’ attitudes and practices. The session will also bridge two previous EFC AGA and Conference sessions, namely: “Impact Island” which considered impact assessment (Cascais, 2011), and “Risky Business” which looked at risk in programming (Belfast, 2012). For, after all, no one talks about the Good Wall of China.
We hope to see you in Copenhagen!
Voting is now open for the winner of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize.
The shortlist for the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize was announced at the beginning of March.
Profiles of the shortlisted finalists are featured in a special supplement to accompany the March 2013 edition of Alliance magazine, which focuses on philanthropy in emerging market countries.
Members of the public are invited to vote for their preferred candidate through an online vote. The outcome of this vote will be one factor in the judges’ decision, which will be announced in the middle of April 2013.
The nominees for the prize in 2013 are:
The Global Fund for Women is hiring a Program Officer for the Middle East and North Africa. Look
here for more information.
The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grant making foundation, which aims to support the work of the African women’s movement for peace, equality, sustainable development and social justice. AWDF, which is based in Accra, Ghana. AWDF requires the services of an experienced, innovative and dedicated Programmes Specialist, Knowledge Management, to support the senior management team in the development and implementation of an organisational knowledge management strategy.
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• Webinar- Engaging Young People in Philanthropy: Lessons from Brazil and Slovakia, Jan 23, 2013
At last year's 12th annual Just Giving Conference over 250 globally minded local and international foundations, donors and allies committed to social change gathered to help launch the new EDGE Funders Alliance. A short video produced during the conference captured well the spirit, commitment and vision of the community of "engaged donors" being created within this new alliance.
Just Giving 2013 will continue providing a unique space to deepen our understanding of the current landscape of grassroots and transnational initiatives addressing structural injustice in key areas, and ways in which global social change philanthropy can - and should - make a difference. Plenaries and workshop sessions will highlight strategies making significant change happen, and Engagement Labs, caucuses and working groups will prioritize ways of increasing grantmaker involvement and collaboration, and expand opportunities for networking, sharing and building relationships among grantmakers around the world.
Engaging young people in philanthropy: lessons from Brazil and Slovakia
Join the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) to hear about how two community foundations – one in Brazil and the other in Slovakia – are working with young people in their communities. From Brazil, the Florianopolis-based community foundation ICom (Instituto Comunitaria Florianoplis) will tells us about a new initiative which engages young people from all walks of life to engage in their communities through social media and online platforms. The Nitra Community Foundation, based in Slovakia, will discuss their ‘Young Nitra Philanthropists’ programme, which puts young people in charge of their own grant programmes and encourages youth giving for various civic activities (such as small-scale environmental regeneration projects, cultural activities, etc.).
Attached, please find the announcement for a new Program Officer at the Ford Foundation - focused on Digital Movement Building.
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