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Why Give: Phuti Mahanyele, CEO, Shanduka Group


Why is mentoring an effective form of philanthropy? Phuti Mahanyele, CEO of the Shanduka Group, focuses her attention on improving outcomes for youth in South Africa. Shanduka is committed to access to education in the country, and in this video, Mahanyele shares how she personally educates, inspires, and mentors youth to achieve greater lives.

“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.

Philanthropy 360º: Francesca Perrin, Founder and Director, The Indigo Trust


How can “geeks and coders” improve philanthropy? Francesca Perrin, Founder and Director of The Indigo Trust, channeled her passion for technology into tools which increase the transparency and efficacy of government. For Perrin, technology has fundamentally shifted global citizenship. In this video, she shares why philanthropy should embrace the tech philosophies of risk-taking and learning through failure.

Philanthropy 360º is a series of interviews with leaders in the world of strategic giving. Produced by the Global Philanthropy Forum, Philanthropy 360º seeks to inspire and inform. Each video includes a unique perspective on effective philanthropy and strategic giving.

To join the conversation, follow @GPForg on Twitter or visit philanthropyforum.org.

Why Give: James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank


What does a vehicle for economic inclusion look like? James Mwangi, CEO of Equity Bank, shares how giving community members access to capital can help people lift themselves out of poverty. Mwangi believes that individuals who hold onto too much wealth could better serve society if they gave back to causes that enrich whole communities.

“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.

Philanthropy 360º: Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO, Mercy Corps


How can philanthropy help fragile communities build stability? Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO of Mercy Corps, is committed to finding solutions on the front lines of poverty alleviation. He believes that local advocates do extraordinary things. For Keny-Guyer, philanthropy needs to embrace local innovation, research and evidence-based thinking. In this video, he shares how social change can become more effective.

Philanthropy 360º is a series of interviews with leaders in the world of strategic giving. Produced by the Global Philanthropy Forum, Philanthropy 360º seeks to inspire and inform. Each video includes a unique perspective on effective philanthropy and strategic giving.

To join the conversation, follow @GPForg on Twitter or visit philanthropyforum.org.

Why Give: Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Executive Chairperson, Higher Life Foundation


How does community integration impact philanthropy? Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Executive Chairperson of the Higher Life Foundation, illustrates why being directly from a community helps enable trust and greater coalition-building. Masiyiwa identifies herself as “just another member” of her community. Giving back is about protecting and championing for her people.

“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.

Philanthropy 360º: António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees


In solving a refugee crisis, why do human stories matter? António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, shares why considering the needs of individual people leads to solutions for whole populations. In this video, Guterres acknowledges that today’s refugee crisis is overwhelming, but he believes that confronting the mass migration with a solutions-first mindset that tackles the challenges head-on will help alleviate the suffering.

Philanthropy 360º is a series of interviews with leaders in the world of strategic giving. Produced by the Global Philanthropy Forum, Philanthropy 360º seeks to inspire and inform. Each video includes a unique perspective on effective philanthropy and strategic giving.

To join the conversation, follow @GPForg on Twitter or visit philanthropyforum.org.

Why Give: Nkululeko Sowazi, Chairman, Kasigo Tiso Holdings


What role do institutions play in sustaining development in Africa? In this video, Nkululeko Sowazi, Chairman of Kasigo Tiso Holdings, illustrates how large philanthropic organizations can work directly with beneficiaries instead of focusing their attention on fundraising efforts. Mr. Sowazi is interested in building institutional capacity on the continent of Africa and shares how organizations like Kasigo Tiso can impact issues affecting community partners.

“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.

 

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