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Open call for concept notes - GFCF grants programme, 2018

The GFCF is inviting concept notes for a grants programme aimed at strengthening and supporting community philanthropy approaches that:

  • Strengthen the efforts of CPOs to respond to, change mindsets around and build support for complex, sensitive or apparently intractable issues at the community level (e.g. social cohesion and other community divisions, environmental issues, women’s issues, youth, other minority rights, marginalized and vulnerable communities etc.).

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Africa Philanthropy Network Assembly, Mauritius: Call for session proposals extended until 30 June!

Did you get bogged down by GDPR and now can’t remember whose philanthropy mailings you are receiving? Meant to submit an idea but didn’t quite manage it? Some great sessions are already in the pipeline for this year’s APN Assembly,  which will take place in Mauritius on 7 - 9 November 2018 but, if you didn’t manage to get yourself organized before, there is still time to submit your ideas! The theme of the 2018 Assembly is "African Philanthropy: Giving and Power", and the deadline for sessions has been extended until 30 June 2018. Read more about the event and how to submit a session proposal.

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From ego-systems to eco-systems: reimagining resilient philanthropy for social change

Over 30 philanthropy practitioners from Central and South East Europe gathered between 4 - 7 June in Sibiu, Romania for an exploratory conversation on “Forward-looking eco-systems of philanthropy support.”

The conversations were grounded in local, national and international experiences and contexts, and the meeting also sought to explore some of connections and learnings that can emerge “in between.”

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New animated video "The answer is local: How community philanthropy shifts power and changes the world"

Powerful, people-led networks are taking shape around the world to respond to increasingly complex global challenges. This includes the growing community philanthropy movement, which challenges traditional development approaches by reprioritizing values such as justice, equity, empowerment and dignity. Check out the new animated film from the GFCF and the Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy, which makes clear that - in the face of enormous, intractable global issues - the answer is local. 

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