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…

A look inside Central Asian Philanthropy

WINGS Interview with Dinara Musabekova What does philanthropy and charitable giving look like in Central Asia? Who participates in it? (Gender, class, geographic make-up, language, ethnic differences?) Despite historic, cultural, and religious traditions of charity in the CA region, a contemporary culture of charity is lacking in modern Central Asian states. This situation can be…

From ‘chequebook giving’ to bold philanthropy

This type of bold philanthropy has been gathering momentum in India, and emerging philanthropists can use these models to inform their own giving. By Pritha Venkatachalam Domestic philanthropy in India is expanding rapidly, driven by the growth in individual and corporate giving. Between 2011 and 2016, social sector funding in India grew at an annual…

Ibero-American civil society: collective leadership for democracy and development

The new citizen leadership was the topic that inspired the discussions around civil society in Lima during the XIV Encuentro Iberoamericano de la Sociedad Civil. 70 speakers from 10 different countries got together to reflect about democracy, development, social innovation and collaboration. Every country in the Ibero-American region is facing particular challenges. However, civil society…