In this guest essay for the latest annual CIVICUS report on the state of civil society, Naila Farouky (AFF) outlines the trends in Arab philanthropy the challenges of the region, and the impact on the philanthropic landscape. “In 2015, the landscape of philanthropy in the Arab region looks decidedly different than it did a mere four years ago.”
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The two-day workshop hosted by Arab Foundations Forum (AFF) in September addressed communication and fundraising methods, social investment as a source of funding, institutional philanthropy, and recent trends in online fundraising and using the internet and social networks to raise funds.
(Originally published in September 2012.) On 18 September 2012 in Cairo, WINGS brought together 29 delegates from WINGS philanthropy networks in Africa and the Arab region to kick off a global consultation process to review and update the Principles of Accountability for International Philanthropy, developed by the Council on Foundations (COF) and the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and published in 2007.