Where Philanthropy meets civil society
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CivSource–Africa is an independent non-profit advisory organization that seeks to refine the practice and footprint of philanthropy in Africa, for authentic civic engagement. We are pioneers in the space where philanthropy and civil society meet and seek to foster an environment that nurtures mutually beneficial relationships and stewardship of entrusted resources. We provide thought leadership on strategic financing models for effective philanthropy and civic engagement. We also facilitate open and informed conversations pertaining to philanthropic giving and civil society organizations.
Is short for civil society. Funding civil society strengthens their human rights work as critical partners in advancing good governance and development. Civ also ensures that our focus and that of funders remains the people and not the money.
We are a source of information and advice to funders on a spectrum of issues such as human rights, socio-political context, and other areas. To civil society we are a source of support to advance their potential.
Is the way we define the geographical, cultural and ideological space within which we operate, and it also speaks to our roots and grounding in our continent.
After our retreat in January, we agreed to meet again in August to review and share experiences of our journeys. We had it in Mitooma where we were hosted by our very own Winnie Ngabiirwe, the Executive Director Global Rights Alert. I was happy to share my journey especially on how the January retreat had changed my life. More
In December 2018, I left Uganda in a blur and glided into a funk I have been staring at for almost six months now. I knew I would return to Uganda for a much-needed closure as I bade farewell to all the amazing spaces and places I had so warmly embraced. I kept going back and forth about my visit until one day I decided that August would be my month of adventure and Uganda would be my very first stop. More
Thank you! A word which, if you are raised in Africa, is taught you by all means possible lest you shame the home from which you hail and present yourself uncultured. Knowing that in this life all we have has been given to us, we can’t be help but be thankful and on July 25th 2019 at Endiro Coffee, giving and gratitude made the theme of the day. More
Refining the practice and footprint of philanthropy for effective civic engagement in Africa
Giving is one aspect of philanthropy. Deciding how, where, and when to give is another aspect. You can support the young people in your life – and in your community – as they become philanthropists. You can help them grow from giving of their time, talent, and treasure and into thinking of themselves as strategic philanthropists. More
We often hear the saying or see the story about giving back to our African community. To each its own on that notion. It is easier said than done! The reality is some give and some take. Giving has its pluses and minuses. Taking is straight up corrupt or justifiable. The following words are dedicated to those who go out of their way to give positive impact unapologetically, unconditionally and without much hesitation. See more
Since the 1960s till now, there have been large amounts of foreign and domestic philanthropy activities in Africa. Foreign philanthropy has gotten more mainstream recognition than domestic philanthropy has in Africa. However, Africans home and abroad are in a pivotal position to use their cultural heritage and traditional intelligence to package and deliver philanthropy that’s much more effective and efficient for Continental Africa. See more
The East Africa Philanthropy Conference is a two-day event that brings together philanthropy leaders, practitioners, government and businesses and academia from within and outside of East Africa to explore local and global perspectives of practices and innovations in philanthropy, learn and network. More
Learn how to crowdfund for your nonprofit's programs with the support of the team at GlobalGiving by applying for the September 2019 Accelerator. Successful applicants will receive a week-long online fundraising crash-course, 1-on-1 support from GlobalGiving fundraising coaches, a custom crowdfunding campaign, and opportunities to earn a share of $30,000 in matching funds and bonus prizes. Graduates of the Accelerator can also become permanent members of the GlobalGiving community. Apply online by July 26, 2019. See more
The new draft law still prohibits foreign organisations from using their headquarters for “unauthorised activities”, without specifics, according to a version of the amended law in local media. NGOs are also barred from transferring or receiving funds from persons or entities, other than predetermined sources, without official approval. More
To begin with, charitable giving is an expression of freedom. The generosity of the American people is grounded in our respect for the individual, for voluntary associations, and for the can-do spirit of citizens who step up to solve problems without waiting for government. And a vigorous private sector generates the wealth, income, and creativity that makes philanthropy possible. More
Business mogul, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu has shared what inspired him to start up his philanthropy foundation, Tony Elumelu Foundation.
Speaking with a journalist at the just concluded Bahrain Economic Development Conference, Mr. Elumelu gave insight on how his philanthropy journey all started. More
On Tuesday, June 11th, various African Philanthropic network organizations including the East Africa Philanthropy Network, African Philanthropy Forum, African Youth Philanthropy Network, the Aga Khan Foundation, African Philanthropy Network, WINGS, SDG Philanthropy Platform and the Philanthropy Leadership Network, hosted a Twitter chat titled: #LiftUpPhilanthropy – how Africa is lifting up philanthropy. More