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Amplifying African diaspora voice and expertise in philanthropy advice

In the March 2017 issue, Alliance magazine associate editor Andrew Milner’s article “Shading in the blanks on the philanthropy advice map” explored the how the US and Europe might be exercising a distorting influence in the field of philanthropic advisory services. He also looked at those locations around the globe in which the sector has yet to develop. However, I would respectfully add to that analysis a failure to intentionally engage donors of colour of wealth, particularly those from the African Diaspora.

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Ivan Muguya
Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking

One benefit of participatory grant-making reflected on in the guide, is how it builds connectivity among grantees and strengthens social movements. Nadia van der Linde of the Red Umbrella Fund says participants continually emphasise how much they learn from their participation. “They connect with other organisations or people in the movement and see the benefits of solidarity and learning from peers. More

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CivSource-Africa
Reclaiming And Creating Civic Space

Oxfam just published a paper on the ‘shrinking civic space’ around the world. In the Paper “Space to be Heard: Mobilizing the power of people to reshape civic space” Oxfam notes that there is a relentless squeeze in dozens of countries on the activities of civil society organizations (CSOs) and activists. More

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Ivan Muguya