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Indigenous Philanthropy Survey. African Grantmakers Network (AGN) - 2015 AGN Assembly – Arusha, Tanzania. ECA%20ECOSOC%20presentation-%20African%20Common%20position%20on%20Post%202015.pdf. East Africa Philanthropy Awards 2014; Have you nominated your FAV? Re-imagining Philanthropy in East Africa. Lessons from a transatlantic partnership. Bradford Smith Articles Bradford Smith and Gerry Salole 03 March 2014 Alliance magazine GrantCraft – an online and print resource for tapping and sharing the ‘practical wisdom’ of grantmakers – was launched as an operating programme of the Ford Foundation in 2001.

Lessons from a transatlantic partnership

Gerry Salole Since ‘collaboration’ and ‘partnership’ are ideals to which our sector aspires, we thought it would be helpful to share what our organizations have learned during the GrantCraft transatlantic experiment. A great deal can be accomplished by working together In the three years that GrantCraft functioned as a joint initiative of the EFC and the Foundation Center, an enormous amount of new material was produced Business models matter GrantCraft was conceived and incubated within the four walls of a richly endowed foundation, and lived there for a decade. Want to Help Developing Countries? Sell Them Good Stuff ? Cheap. Illustration: Stephen Doyle The Tata Group, India’s version of Acme and maker of the supercheap Nano automobile, recently introduced a $22 water purifier that works without electricity or running water.

Want to Help Developing Countries? Sell Them Good Stuff ? Cheap

(Every few months it needs a new $6 filter.) A big-hearted, philanthropic, and important effort? You bet—cue the somber stats about preventable waterborne diseases. But check out the size of the market for a product like that: Some 900 million people worldwide lack access to clean water, 200 million of them in India alone. That’s why, at next year’s G-whatever meeting in France, world leaders would do well to rip up those big checks to tin-pot autocrats and channel the cash to startup companies instead. D.Light Design is a case in point. Another example: Forty percent of humanity gets by on less than $2 a day, and most of those people are rural farmers. But selling to subsistence farmers takes some reshuffled thinking. The trick is balancing affordability and quality. Return on Change: A New Type of Impact Investment. The Jobs Act has disrupted the way startup finance in America is conducted, and while plenty of funding platforms have surfaced since its passage, very few focus on mission-based enterprises.

It is apparent that social entrepreneurs lacking access to support structures need to be able to leverage this new method of raising investments now more than ever. It is also apparent that those at the other end of the capital-raising equation—investors—are just as influential in catalyzing social change as the ventures they support. Return on Change is an online funding platform that acts as a connector between such investors and entrepreneurs focused on creating innovative remedies to social problems.

Our objective is to empower talent by breaking through traditional modes of funding, facilitating the social innovation of others, and providing entrepreneurs with a much-needed, alternate method of financing their ideas. Unfortunately, companies such as these are often ignored. The Tyranny of Success: Nonprofits and Metrics. “The tyranny of success often can’t be bothered with complexity.”

The Tyranny of Success: Nonprofits and Metrics

—Father Gregory Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles Over the past year or so, NPQ has hosted a lively conversation about the merits of metrics, strategic philanthropy, and other cutting-edge practices associated with sophisticated contemporary grantmaking. (In the midst of its year-end fundraising drive, it’s worth noting that NPQ is almost the sole venue for this sort of spirited, balanced, back-and-forth about issues that are too seldom discussed in the nonprofit world.) As useful as the discussion so far has been, however, we’ve only begun to deal with the larger problem beneath questions of method and technique. That problem is, as Jesuit priest and founder of Homeboy Industries Father Gregory Boyle puts it, the “tyranny of success.” Modern philanthropy famously demands success in the form of tangible, objective, measurably positive outcomes.

But this grand divide isn’t as simple as it seems. Fr. Fr. Top 5 Fundraising Ideas from The Next Generation of American Giving. EAST AFRICAN PHILANTHROPISTS HONORED. Eight East African Philanthropists were honored at the 2013 East Africa Philanthropy Awards ceremony held on 25th July at the Sarova White Sands Beach Resort in Mombasa, Kenya.


SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: IS IT TIME? It has been a topic of discussion in the international spheres with several conferences tackling different aspects of it in the recent past. The debate is now here and with others choosing to embrace it wholly others are still reworking the mechanisms of its adoption. But what remains constant to all the groups partaking in the debate is that social entrepreneurship is more than the new approach towards solving societal problems. It’s certainly the approach that has wholly worked for individuals & organizations whose desire lie in developing society while managing a reasonable return on investments made.

In deciphering the logic behind the debate, a concise understanding of its basic percepts is principal. 19 Must-See Social Media and Fundraising Infographics for Nonprofits.