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Strengthening Democracy in Africa: Wallace Global Fund

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Member Spotlight* This week’s member spotlight focus is on the Wallace Global Fund (WGF). The mission of WGF is to fight injustice and protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends.The Fund supports organizations creating transformative change to promote democracy, human rights, public health and a sustainable planet.    WGF […]


Strengthening Organizations in Africa: KBFUS

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Member Spotlight*   AGAG members support the work of organizations making a difference in African communities. Our members are one of the reasons that the AGAG network is so unique.   This week’s member spotlight focus is on the King Baudouin Foundation United States  (KBFUS) and its work to facilitate support of organizations across Africa. KBFUS is […]


Learning About Community Philanthropy in Africa

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Because strategic partnerships and collective action are critical to leveraging international and local funding, AGAG partners with organizations that are committed to advancing Africa’s development agenda in ways that promote local solutions and models that enhance community resilience. AGAG’s 2017 Conference session on community philanthropy highlighted the impact of community philanthropy in South Africa and Kenya. […]


KCDF – 20 Years of Community Philanthropy

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Member Spotlight* In June, the Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in Nairobi with “Durable Development – Shifting the Power: Building Community Resilience,” a special two-day conference that will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to brainstorm strategies for sustainable development in the region. KCDF was formed in 1997 by […]


Faith and LGBTI Communities in Africa

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The Other Foundation based in South Africa has been producing a series of reports that deepen our understanding of LBGTI issues across Africa.  As they point out, there is little research in this area, so their reports are making an important and needed contribution to the field. For those looking to deepen their understanding of the […]


The High-Impact Giving Strategy for 2017? Love

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Flipping through my photo archive from the past year, I came across a snapshot of the bridge of locks in Paris. Not the more famous Pont des Arts, which was dismantled for safety reasons in 2015, but a tiny bridge named Pont de l’Archevêché. Because they rarely venture off the beaten path, few tourists have discovered this smaller […]


TrustAfrica’s First Decade

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Member Spotlight* TrustAfrica marks its first decade in supporting political, economic and social justice in Africa.  In his latest post to the #TA10 Blog Series, Looking Back, Looking Ahead, Executive Director Tendai Murisa discusses some of the milestones for TrustAfrica and plans for the future. He also reminds us of the dangers of viewing the […]


Africa Philanthropy Support Organizations

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The growth and development of Africa philanthropy support organizations and their contribution to the evolution of the field were the topics of discussion at the AGAG 2016 Retreat.  Moderator Yvonne Moore guided the discussion with Evans Okinyi of the East Africa Association of Grantmakers (EAAG), Karen Sai of the Africa Philanthropy Network (APN) and Niamani Mutima of […]


Rural Women: Powerful Agents of Change

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Member Spotlight* The New Field Foundation partners with rural women’s organizations to create change that benefits their communities.   New Field works with its partners to document progress, capture stories and collect data.  They have created a number of publications to share their learnings. New Field  also supports their partners to publish their findings on issues […]


Women and Community Engagement: Lessons Learned

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Member Spotlight* The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) makes grants to organizations that are led by women and working to improve the lives of African women. It has supported organizations in over 40 African countries. During the Ebola crisis in West Africa one of the issues that emerged was the important role that local organizations […]