“An example of common challenges is the fact that in Russia, China, Turkey, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia entities focused on promoting private philanthropy have been created in recent years. Some examples are IDIS in Brazil, Filantropia Transformadora in Colombia, the South African Institute for Advancement, the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV) and the Chinese Foundation Center. All of these initiatives surfaced independently, without a common nexus, and yet these entities face very similar challenges and opportunities.” Article by Luis G Gallo.
“The reality hit me: the first Olga Alexeeva Prize was actually a set-up! A call to step up and be true to the overwhelming values that Olga represented. A bequeathing of a mantle to fill the shoes, extend and expand the work of a lady I never knew, but have come to love, honour, deeply respect and appreciate.” Article by Kingsley Mucheke.
The Emerging Societies – Emerging Philanthropies International Forum will be held from 1st-2nd July in Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia. The forum’s online community is up and running and we encourage everyone with an interest in emerging market philanthropy to get involved with social media.