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2015 GPF Conference: Day 2 Highlights


Watch select highlights from the first day of the Global Philanthropy Forum including words from Randy Newcomb, Marcus Bleasdale, Amina Mohammed, Alvaro Bedoya, Takunda Chingonzo, Julia Stasch, Darren Walker, and Tony Blair.

2015 GPF Conference: Day 1 Highlights


Watch select highlights from the first day of the Global Philanthropy Forum including shots from the musical performances and words from Jane Wales, Jim Yong Kim, António Guterres, Neal Keny-Guyer, Olara Otunnu, Gayle Smith, Manu Prakash, Mo Ibrahim, and Hadeel Ibrahim.

Why Attend the GPF Conference?


Each year the Global Philanthropy Forum Conference brings together a growing international community dedicated to affect positive change. Philanthropists, foundation leaders, social investors and world leaders convene to explore global development solutions at the intersection of public, private and social sector work. At the annual conference, GPF members share best practices, discuss lessons learned, and build on emerging ideas with grant-making or social investing partnerships. It takes us all to discover solutions that make a tangible, lasting difference, and GPF is committed to bringing all stakeholders to the same table.

A project of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, the Global Philanthropy Forum aims to build a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes, and to inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of their work.

Global Philanthropy Forum: Who We Are

A project of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, the Global Philanthropy Forum aims to build a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes, and to inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of their work.

Hear from Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Bill Clinton, among others, as they share their...

Why Give: Ashish Thakkar, Founder, Mara Group and Mara Foundation

Ashish Thakkar, Founder at Mara Group and Mara Foundation

Ashish Thakkar, founder of the Mara Group and the Mara Foundation, shares why an individual’s passion for a specific cause matters in philanthropy. Thakkar focuses the Mara Foundation on mentoring young entrepreneurs in Africa and helping them realize their potential. He believes that his passion for enabling opportunity brings purpose and meaning to his work, and his experience in business informs his mission to give. In this video, Thakkar gives us an insight on how philanthropy can advance opportunity for others.

This video was jointly produced by the Global Philanthropy Forum and the African Philanthropy Forum (APF). The APF is made possible through the support of USAID, Higher Life Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, Anonymous, Rockefeller Foundation, Tony Elumelu Foundation, The Elma Growth Foundation and the World Affairs Council.

For more information please visit: philanthropyforum.org/apf

Highlights from the 2014 African Philanthropy Forum Meeting


The first planning meeting of the African Philanthropy Forum (APF) was held on February 24- 25, 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The APF brought together leaders to examine how expanding access and promoting equity will lead to increased opportunity throughout the continent, and how building a community of African philanthropists could contribute to Africa meeting its own development goals.

Click here to learn more about the APF.

African Philanthropy Forum – 2014 CGI Commitment Announcement

Our Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action will increase the number and impact of African philanthropic problem-solvers and strengthen a culture of strategic philanthropy on the continent

New York City, NY — The Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF) has committed to an ambitious...

 

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    April 24, 2015

    Catalyzing Private Capital Flows for Development How can the private sector be a more effective and efficient partner in development? The key, according to plenary speakers Gavin Wilson, Christianna Wood, Frederic Sicre, Mirza Jahani and ... More

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