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Each year the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group (AGAG) convenes funders active in Africa. The annual meeting is part of our efforts to build a strong, informed, and connected network engaged in robust, effective, and responsive philanthropy to benefit African communities.
As the 21st century unfolds, it becomes ever more apparent that narrow perspectives, silo approaches, and unilateral actions only limit philanthropy’s potential for achieving impact.
Funders target their support to a range of sectors and issues from education, health and employment to human rights, advocacy, and social justice. But the challenges facing communities across Africa are complex, dynamic, and interconnected. They may be local in their particular context, but they are global in their implication in identifying solutions that promote sustainable growth and development.
The AGAG 2017 Conference is an opportunity for funders to reflect upon how their philanthropy fits within the broader landscape of funding directed to Africa. It is also a call to action to build a sense of “community” among new and experienced grantmakers, to proactively explore effective strategies that leverage resources to achieve impact and to develop narratives that celebrate success, evaluate failure, and promote collective action.
Three questions will frame and connect the Conference discussions:
The AGAG conference is an event for funders only. Registration is open to staff members of grantmaking organizations and philanthropy infrastructure organizations (i.e. funder networks, affinity groups and donor advisors). You do not have to be a member of AGAG to register, but you must be a staff member or trustee of an organization that has a primary function of making grants or providing funding to multiple organizations through a formal mechanism. Grantmaking public charities that raise funds to make grants are eligible to attend, but registration is limited to program staff involved in making grants. Staff members whose primary function is fundraising are not eligible to attend.
Please review our membership eligibility page for more information.
Got Questions? Send an email to agag2017conference[at]agag.org
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