Aid for Africa is a partnership between U.S.-based nonprofits and their African partners working to support individuals, families, and communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Founded in 2004, this alliance of 63 member organizations work together to raise financial support and drive large scale impact across the continent. Whether they are supporting cutting-edge education programmes, collecting and distributing books to children, or creating a sustainable plan to reverse the degradation of land, Aid for Africa’s members have one thing in common—a strong commitment towards solving critical development challenges and building a better African future. Here‘s a brief look at five members of the Aid for Africa alliance: Continue reading…

The Akiba Uhaki Foundation (AUF) is a grant-making organization based in Nairobi, Kenya focused on the protection of human rights and the advancement of social justice in East Africa. Established in 2006, the AUF provides grants to support Human Rights and Social Justice (HRSJ) organizations as they work to address issues of access, equity, and human rights in the region. Continue reading…

Professor Kenneth Amaeshi and George Ferns of the University of Edinburgh suggested four social strategies that may help African business owners become better change agents in society. According to Amaeshi and Ferns, the strategies can be modified to suit the nature and peculiarities of the business and its role in achieving impact. The strategies include: Continue reading…

Since 2011, August has been set aside by the United Nations to celebrate black giving in all its forms. Black Philanthropy Month is an annual global campaign to promote giving to and by African communities. The campaign was initiated by Dr. Jacqueline Copeland-Carson of the Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network and was acknowledged by the United Nations as part of the International Decade for People of African Descent. Continue reading…

There are several websites dedicated to providing philanthropy-related news, data, and information from different parts of the world. From development analysis to how-to-articles, research reports to news about the latest grants and nonprofit jobs; these websites will bring you up to speed on everything happening in the sector. Here’s our list of the five go-to websites covering a wide range of topics on global philanthropy. Continue reading…

On 28th July 2017, the Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation announced the recipients of its first set of grants. The Lagos-based philanthropic organization awarded financial grants to 20 Nigerian non-profit organizations working in the areas of health, entrepreneurship, environment, and leadership. Here’s a brief overview of five organizations that received this grant funding: Continue reading…

To mobilize resources, build partnerships, and influence policy changes, the United Nations (UN) Foundation developed and sponsors 20 campaigns and initiatives. The Foundation is the bridge that connects the United Nations with local groups, corporations, development organizations and governments in solving global problems including poverty, climate change, gender inequality, and poor education and health. In partnership with a variety of organizations across the globe, the UN Foundation has championed programmes that have had far-reaching impact on some of the world’s most disadvantaged. Here’s a look at five of these campaigns and initiatives with a primary focus on Africa. Continue reading…

According to the 2017 Global NGO Technology Report, 52 percent of nonprofits worldwide have used social media to report live from an event. This trend has become increasingly popular with the inclusion of live broadcasting features across almost every social media platform. Insert the phrases “live from…”, ‘’breaking news”, “happening now” and people immediately pay more attention to your page activity. Modern live video streaming apps like Facebook Live, Instagram Live and Twitter’s Periscope make it possible to connect with audience in real-time. Nonprofits have taken notice of this and are utilizing most social networking sites to report on their live events. However, some miss the significant prep work and planning required to make these live events go viral. Based on a Webinar by Nonprofit Tech for Good, we share some quick tips on how to report live from a nonprofit event. Continue reading…

Compared to North America and Europe, celebrity giving is still at its infancy in Africa. Birthday-inspired orphanage donations, t-shirt advocacy, and one-off charitable donations are still the norm across the continent, but there are a number of celebrities who are channeling resources to solve development challenges in more deliberate and structured ways. Here’s a brief look at 5 celebrity-owned foundations that are making an impact and transforming lives in these sectors. Continue reading…

The practice of communal giving to address people’s needs is an old tradition in many cultures across the world. In more modern times, this approach has influenced the desire to look within the community to share knowledge, resources, and strategies for tackling shared problems. Since the establishment of the first U.S. community foundation in 1914, Cleveland Foundation, community giving has become increasingly institutionalized around the world. Rather than helping one another as the need arises, community foundations pool together resources and in most cases, set-up endowment funds for grantmaking towards organizations delivering development programmes. Continue reading…