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Friday
Jul202018

The Philanthropy Network for Social Justice: a strategic actor in support of civil society in Brazil

The article published on this blog entitled “Philanthropy in Brazil: Obstacles, challenges and opportunities” highlighted the lack of grantmaking as a key challenge for the Brazilian philanthropy sector – and for the development of civil society in the country. One positive development in this regard is the emergence of the Philanthropy Network for Social Justice as a strategic actor in the grantmaking field. The funds and community foundations that make it up represent an effective alternative for financing and strengthening small and medium-sized organizations and movements operating in the field of rights.

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Friday
Jul202018

Philanthropy in Brazil: Obstacles, challenges and opportunities

Brazilian philanthropy is maturing, expanding visibly and becoming more diversified – as indicated by two recent studies: a report on Philanthropy in Brazil, produced by Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP) and presented in Brazil in June 2018; and a book, Filantropia de Justiça Social sociedade civil e movimentos sociais no Brasil (Philanthropy of Social Justice, Civil Society and Social Movements in Brazil), launched in April. Both these publications stem from the need to assess the practices, strategies and results achieved by Brazilian philanthropy and to make more visible a phenomenon that is little known or valued by Brazilian society (or Brazilian public opinion), including within the academic and civil society spheres. We have never before had so many publications on the topic of philanthropy in Brazil.

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Monday
Jun182018

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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Monday
Jun182018

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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