Where Philanthropy meets civil society
Business + Intellectual Property Attorneys
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.
Refining the practice and footprint of philanthropy for effective civic engagement in Africa
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
Shirleen and her team are making big changes in their community. They have made it their mission to educate the community – holding frequent community meetings to discuss waste disposal strategies. The community now emphasizes reusing and recycling as common practice to minimize excess waste…More
According to the author, Dana R.H. Doan, ‘There is limited guidance for those who wish to apply or invest in community philanthropy approaches. This paper provides an overview of an extensive review of the available literature and seeks to clarify, for those that may be working in the field of development, what it means to practice community philanthropy.’ More
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
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