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Impact of the PSE in India, Kenya & Russia: Country Case Studies

September 8, 2021

This study examines philanthropy support organisations (PSOs) in India, Russia and Kenya, to understand their role in driving the growth and development of philanthropy, giving, and private social investment in these countries. The study examines the development of the sector in each country, by assessing its size, scope and other characteristics. There is some attempt to understand the individual and collective impact of PSOs in each country.

Global Philanthropy Data Charter - East Africa Association of Grantmakers Case Study

July 18, 2017

The Charter was created as part of a collaborative process to help guide the philanthropic sector's data-related work and instil a data culture. The updated Charter it is soon to be released as a toolkit along with 4 of our Members' Case Studies – as the second organization to present its case study, the East Africa Association of Grantmakers gives us a framework on the environment of collecting data in Kenya.

Data and technology, Information and Communications

Why Kenyans Give: A Nationwide Survey of Philanthropic Behavior

January 24, 2017

DYNAMICS OF GIVING IN KENYA - WHO & WHAT THEY GIVE?93% of Kenyans are Philanthropist More people give to individuals than to organizations. When giving, cash and items (in-kind) are more popular than volunteering

Family, HNWI, and independent philanthropy

Kenya: Data Strategy and Capacity Building (2nd Report)

September 28, 2016

This report presents key outcomes from the Kenya Data Strategy and Capacity Building Workshop, held in Nairobi on the 4th and 5th of July 2016. The Workshop was developed based on input provided by a cross section of Kenyan foundations, trusts, and support organisations that participated in an earlier "Data Scoping Meeting," held in Nairobi on 28 April 2016.

Data and technology, Information and Communications; Sub-Saharan Africa

Creating an Enabling Environment for Philanthropy through Tax Incentives

May 1, 2014

KCDF in collaboration with Strathmore Tax Research Centre launched a philanthropy report that looked into deepening the understanding of creating an enabling environment for philanthropy through tax incentive? The overall objective of this research was to enable all interested parties and stakeholders to gain a better understanding of the state of philanthropy in Kenya and the role that tax incentives play in promoting philanthropy through an analysis of awareness, interactions and attitudes of both Public Benefit Organizations (PBOs) and recipients of charitable giving, with existing tax incentives.

Grassroots and community philanthropy

The Case for Community Philanthropy: How the Practice Builds Local Assets, Capacity, and Trust-- and Why It Matters

June 1, 2013

The practice of community philanthropy, has witnessed a growing momentum internationally, as new forms of community solidarity models emerge at the local level. Because of their informal nature, it is difficult for some of these initiatives to grow or survive over time The global movement for community philanthropy offers a number of models for creating and sustaining community foundations which are owned and controlled from the 'bottom up.' Communities identify their own needs and objectives, and then work together to gather the needed resources internally -- whether in cash or in-kind -- to invest in the cause. This publication will shed light on this important practice and how it has contributed to more lasting and impactful results.

Grassroots and community philanthropy

Risk and Philanthropy

May 1, 2012

This paper examines how risks in international development philanthropy are defined, assessed and managed. It reports the conclusions from a series of 27 interviews conducted with development philanthropists, philanthropic intermediaries, grant makers from leading international foundations and sector academics in April 2012. Those interviewed are working in more than 10 different countries across five continents, including Singapore, Brazil, the Netherlands, USA, UK, India, Russia, Kenya and Indonesia. It recommends ways through which risk in the support of development initiatives might be optimised. Our findings will be of interest to philanthropists, grantmakers and those they seek to benefit.

Family, HNWI, and independent philanthropy

The Story Behind the Well: A Case Study of Successful Community Development in Makutano, Kenya

September 16, 2011

What are the key ingredients that are required to make "good development" happen and how can they be fostered? The story behind the well: a case study of successful community development in Makutano, Kenya is a new publication from the GFCF and the Coady International Institute. It tells the story of Makutano, a community in rural Kenya, which over the course of the last fourteen years has transformed itself from a poor, inaccessible and arid "outback" into a thriving hotbed of people-led development.

Grassroots and community philanthropy

Global Civil Society: An Overview

January 1, 2003

Drawing on the findings of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, this report provides a broad overview of the civil society sector in countries spanning all six inhabited continents and includes just-released data on developing countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The report provides a comparative overview of the civil society sector in 35 countries; analyzes the scope, size, composition, and financing of the sector, including new data on nonprofit employment, volunteering, expenditures, and revenues; examines geographic patterns and characteristics of the nonprofit sector; and presents data in dozens of easy-to-read charts.

Data and technology, Information and Communications; Enabling environment and civic space

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