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Why Give: Toyin Saraki, Founder and President of the WellBeing Foundation Africa


Toyin Saraki, Founder and President of the WellBeing Foundation Africa, shares why philanthropists must have a personal connection to giving. Drawing upon her own experience in childbirth, Saraki is focused on educating women about complications in delivery that impact community health. Her experience working directly with village women has shaped her views on philanthropy, and in this video, she shares why all people deserve attention, dignity, and opportunity.

“Why Give,” a series of interviews with Africa’s strategic philanthropic leaders, is jointly produced by the Global Philanthropy Forum and the African Philanthropy Forum (APF). Since its launch, the APF has been made possible through the support of USAID, Higher Life Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, Anonymous, Rockefeller Foundation, Tony Elumelu Foundation, The Elma Growth Foundation, Dangote Foundation, James Mwangi and the World Affairs Council.

2015 GPF Conference: Day 3 Highlights


Watch select highlights from the third day of the Global Philanthropy Forum including words from Jane Nelson, Mirza Jahani, Steve Davis, Tom Frieden, Ian Crozier, Jacob Gayle, Rajesh Panjabi, Peggy Dulany, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, and Jane Wales.

2015 GPF Conference: Day 2 Highlights


Watch select highlights from the second 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...

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.

 

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