Jobs and Justice in Rwanda

By Leila Janah, CEO, Sama Group at the 2015 African Philanthropy Forum Conference. Sama connects low-income people around the world to internet-based work. The organization’s signature program Samasource has moved over 7,000 families from $2/day to $8/day in East Africa and South Asia. Thirteen years ago, I spent six weeks in Rwanda with an incredible…

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Why Give: Philanthropy in Africa

Harnessing the power and innovation of Africa’s philanthropic leaders and social investors, the African Philanthropy Forum (APF) is shaping a global network of those who are committed to broad-based growth and inclusive development in Africa. In a recently launched video series, “Why Give,” members of the APF are interviewed, sharing their personal philanthropic trajectory as…

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This Month In Philanthropy

Summaries of Top News Related to Strategic Philanthropy in Africa Breakthrough FFD3 Outcome Sets Positive Tone for Global Change United Nations | August 3, 2015 The world marked a momentous event in international development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last month, as Governments adopted a new global framework for financing sustainable development. The Addis Ababa Action…

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This Month in Philanthropy

Featured Article $32-Billion Pledge by Saudi Prince Reflects Gateses’ Influence Chronicle of Philanthropy | July 2, 2015 by Megan O’Neil Riyadh is 7,400 miles and a world away from Seattle, and yet a Saudi prince repeatedly invoked the name Bill Gates this week when he pledged his entire $32-billion fortune to charity. “We need to…

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Foundations in Global Crises: How to go from ‘Constructive’ to ‘Consequential’

Following is a guest blog post by Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO of Mercy Corps. The views expressed are those of the author and are not intended to represent those of the Global Philanthropy Forum. As the leader of a global humanitarian NGO, I think the Global Philanthropy Forum’s theme “Disruptors and Decision Makers” is exactly the…

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