Stay current with the field of philanthropy targeting Africa
We convene funders, curate information and connect people and ideas, all geared to promoting effective, robust and responsive philanthropy to benefit African communities. Our annual national meeting and smaller regional meetings, research and other resources help keep funders informed about current trends and practices.
“I would definitely say because of our membership with AGAG, we have a much better sense of funding in Africa” “It’s a good forum for knowing who other funders are, what they are doing, and engaging with them.”
Save time and resources
Funders considering funding in African countries can save time and resources when they can easily tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience that can help them to decide whether or not to move forward.
“There are many, many places in Africa where funders cannot go easily because of the conflicts—countries like Somalia and Zimbabwe. There’s half of the continent where access is not very easy. Anybody who has some information or is able to go there is definitely a resource for others.”
Meet colleagues and build partnerships
Finding and cultivating relationships with colleagues interested in partnership or collaboration on issues of common interest is important. As a result of connections made through the AGAG network, real partnerships have taken place.
“AGAG helped me identify an opportunity for a partnership.” “If I hadn’t attended the annual retreat I don’t know if I would have known what our funding partner was doing and whether there was an overlap. Our foundation is always looking for partnerships. This came at the right time.”
Learn about membership eligibility requirements and how to join. Download AGAG AGAG New Member Packet 2018