New podcast series ‘What is community philanthropy?’ digs into the where, what, how and effects of community philanthropy
19 Feb 2020
Community philanthropy is a hidden story for many. This podcast series, ‘What is community philanthropy?’, takes you on a short journey through the where, what, how, and the effects of community philanthropy, packed with practical examples and stories.
Terry Gibson of Inventing Futures introduces you to Renji Joseph in India in episodes one and two. Renji tells a compelling, roller coaster story of the ten years of work to establish the Dalit Community Foundation. That introductory case study sets the scene for meeting, in episodes three and four, with five community philanthropy practitioners: Janet Mawiyoo of the Kenya Community Development Foundation, Mariane Maier Nunes from ICOM – Instituto Comunitário Grande Florianópolis in Brazil, Maria Chertok of the Charities Aid Foundation Russia, Rita Thapa from Tewa in Nepal, and Tarisai Jangara of the Zambian Governance Foundation. Between them they unpack where community philanthropy takes place, what it is, how it works, and some of the impacts of this revolutionary shift to starting from the local and drawing on local capacities, assets, resources and energy; moving from passive dependency to engaged community transformation and recognizing that everyone is an agent.
Episode 1: The journey of the Dalit Community Foundation (part 1)
Episode 2: The journey of the Dalit Community Foundation (part 2)
Episode 3: Practitioners explore the where, what, how and effects of community philanthropy (part 1)
Episode 4: Practitioners explore the where, what, how and effects of community philanthropy (part 2)
Photos on this page courtesy of the Dalit Community Foundation (top three), ICOM – Instituto Comunitário Grande Florianópolis, Zambian Governance Foundation and Tewa (L – R, bottom three).