Lessons for fellow philanthropists

“We were willing to admit what we did not know, and were open to learning and experimenting along the way.” By Vidya Shah It has been ten years since we, at EdelGive, set out on our philanthropic journey. Needless to say, we did not do it alone. Our nonprofit partners, funding partners, and colleagues at Edelweiss, all played…

The role of philanthropy for the SDGs is not what you expect

By: Benjamin Bellegy, Executive Director, Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS); Michael Mapstone, Director of International, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF); and Lorenzo Pavone, Deputy Head of Networks, Partnerships and Gender Unit, OECD Development Centre What will philanthropy do to get the world closer to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030? Recent OECD estimates show that…

A warm welcome to our new Board Directors!

Andrew Chunilall Andrew joined Community Foundations Canada in 2013 and became CEO in 2017, following a six-year tenure as Vice-President of Finance for the London Community Foundation and his long-standing service as a finance and regulatory expert for Canada’s philanthropic milieu. Now at the head of the community foundation movement, Andrew is working closely with the Community Foundations…

Africa’s Philanthropic Potential

By Carl Manlan LOMÉ – It has now been more than three years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the money required to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the agenda’s key targets – remains elusive. In fact, less than half of the $6 trillion in…

Bolstering Indigenous Philanthropy: The Responsible Way Forward

Blog by Lourdes Inga IFIP 2018 conference Lourdes Inga, Teresa Zapeta, Margarita Noh Poot According to the United Nations there are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. Indigenous communities are present in all geographic regions and represent 5,000 different cultures.  There is a growing understanding by the global…