The rise of community philanthropy

The December 2016 issue of Alliance is here

#ShiftThePower: The rise of community philanthropy

According to Jennifer Buffett and Peter Buffett, ‘the most radical way to advance meaningful change is to shift economic, social and cultural power to those who don’t have it.’  This edition of Alliance looks at the rise of community philanthropy – the idea that development should be owned by local people and not imposed from the outside.

Community philanthropy’s advocates argue that, in addition to being socially just, this approach is the key to sustainable development. Others argue that community philanthropy needs to go further in tackling some difficult issues if it is to fulfil its promise. This edition coincides with and features participants from the first ever Global Summit on Community Philanthropy taking place in Johannesburg on 1-2 December 2016.


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