On Friday 13th December at 16:00 – 17:00 GMT, join @awdf01 the twitter handle for the African Women’s Development Fund, (AWDF) for a twitter conversation on African philanthropy with @TheoSowa , AWDF’s Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the African Grantmakers Network (AGN).
Let’s talk about African philanthropy, how we give back, build communities, and strengthen institutions. Let’s talk about women in philanthropy. Let’s talk about African grant makers.
Join @awdf01 in this conversation by tweeting your questions on Friday 13th December, 16:00-17:00 GMT to @awdf01. Share your thoughts on African philanthropy with the hashtag #AWDFChat
The Global Fund for Community Foundations has announced the appointment of two new senior members of staff, Avila Kilmurray and Wendy Richardson, who will be joining the GFCF in early 2014.
Avila has been the Director of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland since 1994 and has received international recognition for her work around philanthropy for social justice and peace, both in Northern Ireland and internationally.
The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland was a founder member of the Foundations for Peace Network, a peer network of independent indigenous funders working in contested societies. Avila has written extensively on Community Development, Women's Issues and Conflict Transformation and is also a member of the Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace.She will be joining the GFCF as Director, Policy and Strategy, with particular responsibility for the Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy and will be based in Belfast.
Expanding the Philanthropic Dialogue on the Middle East and North Africa
Oct 29-30, 2013 in New York
Arts and Culture in Transformative Times: Expanding the Philanthropic Dialogue on the Middle East and North Africa is a two day conference to be held in New York on October 29th and 30th.The even marks ArteEast's 10th Year.
The conference is organized by ArteEast together with the Ford Foundation and co-hosted by Open Society Foundations, British Council and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.
In the midst of profound and rapid political change across the region, artists, filmmakers, curators and arts leaders in the Middle East and North Africa are playing an increasingly crucial role in driving cultural and social change, both locally and regionally.
Mama Cash is looking for a full time Senior Programme Officer – Body, for 36 hours a week.
Mama Cash aims to strengthen its grantmaking by hiring an ambitious and experienced feminist activist to manage a thematic grantmaking portfolio titled Body. The portfolio supports women’s, girls’ and trans people’s groups, organisations and initiatives that push beyond the status quo in the areas of reproductive justice, sexual rights, and ending violence all forms of violence.
The new SPO – Body will build our networks in this thematic area, act as a thought leader for the thematic area, shape Mama Cash’s portfolio of grantee-partners on the Body theme, and take leadership in developing our priorities related to the portfolio. The Senior Programme Officer will work both independently and as an integral member of the Programmes Team. The position will also support the Programmes Team to ensure that our grantmaking policies and procedures align with our strategic plan.
The Global Fund for Community Foundations has been appointed Secretariat of the Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy, a new multi-donor, multi-stakeholder initiative supported by founding partners, the Aga Khan Foundation USA, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and USAID, which aims to make the case that growing local ownership and accountability leads to stronger communities and that this should be a key focus of development practitioners.
The Alliance offers an exciting opportunity to advance the field and the understanding of community philanthropy globally and the ways in which it can mobilize trust, assets and capacities and, by doing so, strengthen local development outcomes.
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The Second Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize will be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated remarkable leadership, creativity and results in developing philanthropy for progressive social change in an emerging market country or countries.
Sound like someone you know? The closing date for nominations is 18 October (recently extended). Read more about the prize and nominate someone here.
The £5,000 prize will be for the individual winner to use at their discretion. All finalists will be invited to attend the WINGS Forum, to be held in Istanbul on 27-29 March, where the winner will be announced, and invited to deliver a keynote speech. The finalists will also be featured in a special supplement to be published with the March 2014 issue of Alliance. This supplement is being sponsored by Charities Aid Foundation as a tribute to Olga Alexeeva, who worked with them for many years.
Earlier this month (on September 10 and 11, 2013) the Working Group on Philanthropy for Social justice and Peace and the Global Fund for Community Foundations convened a small group of grassroots indigenous foundations in Shillong in the North East of India. The convening was hosted by the Foundation for Social Transformation – Enabling North East India and included foundations from India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia.
The convening aimed to provide a platform to these foundations to learn from one another to strengthen their organisational capacities and to work as a group to develop community philanthropy for progressive social change in Asia.
The foundations that participated in the convening are diverse in many ways – they describe themselves as women’s funds, community foundations, peace funds, social justice funds and each of them operates in its shifting and specific country context.
The Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace is currently examining experiences and issues within independent philanthropy covering peace-building and conflict transformation. We want to hear from grant-makers who have been involved in this area of work or who are interested in getting involved. For further information contact: email@example.com
Now available - the June issue of Alliance magazine
Philanthropy in a changing world economy
The latest issue of Alliance magazine considers how foundations are responding to global shifts of economic power and what philanthropy might look like in the future.
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:
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