by Andre Degenszajn of Instituto Ibirapitanga On March 14th, 2018, Marielle Franco was brutally killed in Rio de Janeiro, after leaving a debate entitled black women shaking the structures. Member of Rio de Janeiro City Council and elected with almost 50 thousand votes, she was raised in the favela of Maré, an area where more than…
Considering the relevance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, GIFE held a meeting in São Paulo in August with leaders from institutes, foundations and businesses for a debate on how the SGDs connect with private social investment.
GIFE’s transparency series continues with a recent video and e-discussion, following its translation of the report, Opening Up: Demystifying Funding Transparency, done in partnership with Foundation Center.
“The fact that the Forum was held in Istanbul was a powerful reminder that foundations are part of civil society rather than standing aloof from it. The notorious decision of the Turkish president to ban tweeting made tweeters of the most Luddite of us, to make clear that we don’t like being banned even from those freedoms that ordinarily we don’t value very much, such as speaking truth to power in 140 characters or fewer.”
Lourdes Sanz-Moguel of CEMEFI reflects on WINGSForum 2014 and the importance of communicating the benefits of networking. “Understanding the network and its power is especially important for WINGS members that are membership associations, because it provides a set of insights they can pass down to their own membership, in order to continue the work and inspire new levels of commitment.”
Forty participants, representing various corporate foundations, non-profit organisations, associations and foundation networks, gathered in Bogota, Colombia, to exchange ideas on the conditions of transparency and accountability practices for private social investment organisations in the Latin American region.
Brazil has experienced significant wealth growth in the last two decades, and has now reached the status of the 7th largest economy in the world, with the 11th largest number of millionaires (according to the World Wealth Report). Article by Paula Jancso Fabiani.
A seminar took place in São Paulo from 4th to 5th April to present research findings on how advocacy activities of civil society organisations in Brazil are funded. The emergence of community foundations and other funds, as well as a potential to motivate individual donors (especially through social networks, crowdfunding or face to face) point to a more diverse field in the future.
Grantmaker and grantseeker, foundation and NGO. These are fairly common and well-established concepts in the philanthropic sector. In countries where legislation is clear and the sector is more developed, organizations roles, and therefore identities, are generally well-defined. However, in countries where there is no clear legislation on private philanthropy, the line between grantmaking and running…