GPF Review: January 2016

The Global Philanthropy Forum Review is a curated list of links, videos and events exploring top news and trends from the world of philanthropy. Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on news and trends from the philanthropic world.

Featured Video:

Changing the Perception of Agriculture in Africa

Reeta Roy, CEO of the MasterCard Foundation, sits down with CNN’s Eleni Giokos to discuss how to change the perception of agriculture across the continent. Watch Now…


Events from GPF, Our Members and Our Community

The Transformation of the Developing World
January 20, 6:30 PM — 7:30 PM, San Francisco, CA
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2016 Global Philanthropy Forum Conference
April 4–6, Hotel Sofitel
Redwood City, CA
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Save the Date: 2016 African Philanthropy Forum Conference
October 17–18, Rabat, Morocco
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Talks & Videos

A Collection of Videos from the GPF Library

Philanthropy 360º: Janeen Uzzell, Global Director of Operations, General Electric

How can better engineering transform health solutions around the world? Janeen Uzzell, Global Director of Operations with the External Affairs and Technology Programs at General Electric, shares why the innovation and agility of philanthropy can complement governance. Watch Now…

Philanthropy 360º: Ivan Tse, President, TSE Foundation

What role can philanthropy play during China’s economic rise? Ivan Tse, President of the TSE Foundation, shares how we can challenge today’s framework for philanthropy. Watch Now…

Philanthropy in the News

Summaries of Top News Related to Strategic Philanthropy

Inside MacArthur’s Rapid Strategic Shift to ‘Big Bets’
Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 11, 2016

Julia Stasch, president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, is working to fight climate change and improve the conditions of people in prison. Read More…

How Individual Donors Can Help Build Movements
Stanford Social Innovation Review , January 7, 2016

It’s difficult to know how — and where — to engage in risky work that may not yield results for a long time. Three lessons can help. Read More…

40 Under 40: Young Leaders Who Are Solving the Problems of Today — and Tomorrow
Inside Philanthropy, January 6, 2016

These leaders and the others ​The Chronicle​ has selected as people under 40 to watch are trailblazers crafting innovative new approaches to entrenched problems. In their work today, we get a preview of what the future might hold.Read More…

Philanthropy Forecast, 2016: Trends and Funders to Watch
Inside Philanthropy, January 6, 2016

Inside Philanthropy created a list of the trends and funders they’ll be paying attention to in the coming year. Read More…

Toyin Saraki’s Wellbeing Foundation Earns Accolades
The News, January 4, 2016

The Guardian UK Global Development Network (GDN) has named Mrs. Toyin Saraki’s transformational and life-saving Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), one of the favourite NGO Heroes of 2015. Read More…

What Money Can Buy: Darren Walker and the Ford Foundation Set Out to Conquer Inequality
The New Yorker, January 4, 2016

Ford’s grant-makers are beholden to no one, neither consumers nor shareholders nor clients nor donors nor voters, and they have half a billion dollars each year to spend on whatever they like. Read More…