Reclaiming “philanthropy” as something that belongs to everyone – new video featuring GFCF partners from around the world
Over 2018 and 2019, 15 GFCF partners from around the world came together to be a part of a learning initiative exploring how community philanthropy builds assets, capacities and trust, specifically considering how to track and measure outcomes both in terms of local (“horizontal”) and external (“vertical”) accountability. The process involved two face-to-face meetings, in South Africa in July 2018 and in Mexico in July 2019. During the convening in Oaxaca, Mexico our hosts from the Fondo Acción Solidaria A.C. (FASOL) took the opportunity to better understand what community philanthropy looks like (in its many forms) around the world, and its relevance to the broader field of international development. The result is this video which – with examples from Russia to Costa Rica and from Poland to South Africa – illustrates how community philanthropy is democratizing development and reclaiming “philanthropy” as something that belongs to everyone.