As part of our mission to influence the narrative of African Philanthropy, our monthly Twitter chats are a platform to showcase development actors on the continent. The discussions highlight the successes, challenges, and nuances in Africa’s development and practice.
This promotes a better understanding of African philanthropy and contributes to the creation of efficient knowledge systems.
Digital Advocacy and Women’s Rights Organisations in Africa.
As part of Philanthropy Circuit’s 2022 Dialogue Series on #AfricanPhilanthropy, this premier Twitter Chat explored ‘Digital Advocacy and Women’s Rights Organisations in Africa’ with the amazing teams from Women’s Technology Empowerment Center – Nigeria, and Zamara Foundation – Kenya. Guests shared the place of bias, navigating the gender gap in digital access and practices that could catalyze equity in Africa’s development sector.
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Building Africa’s Philanthropy; Capacity Strengthening
Through this Twitter chat Philanthropy Circuit engaged with Change the Game Academy and Advocacy Accelerator, exploring with guests how to make best use of available knowledge and building capacity for civil society organisations in Africa.
Redefining capacity strengthening and the importance of localized & systemized learning, plus how civil society can engage local and international resources in scaling Africa’s development.
Read the curated thread here – https://wke.lt/w/s/Fa4S_j
Building Africa’s Philanthropy: Knowledge and Practice
The ability to build data sets and institutionalise systems of practice lends credence to a sector’s capacity, expertise and relevance. This was the subject of exploration in the chat with the Center on African Philanthropy and Social Investment – CAPSI and West Africa Civil Society Institute – WACSI.
Guests provided insights into Building Africa’s Philanthropy: Knowledge and Practice. Placing in focus the importance of narrative-building and ideal systems of practice.
Read the curated thread here – https://wke.lt/w/s/Y4D4JG
Localizing Giving & Community-led Philanthropy in Africa
On Wednesday 29 September 2021, Philanthropy Circuit alongside guests, Trust Africa, CivSource Africa and GivingTuesday Nigeria came together to discuss; the forms & importance of giving, the role of community philanthropy, collaborations and promoting homegrown giving practices in scaling Africa’s development, and the place of data sets & knowledge-sharing in African Philanthropy.Read the curated thread here – https://wke.lt/w/s/J9hSnd
The Giving for Change Program – Catalyzing Community Philanthropy, Participation & Voice
In a bid to bring more understanding of the Giving for Change program to the development space, Philanthropy Circuit hosted the Giving for Change consortium; Africa Philanthropy Network, Kenya Community Development Foundation, Global Fund for Community Foundations and Wilde Ganzen, to a live Twitter chat on 30 August, 2021.
On Wednesday 28 April, we engaged in the monthly Twitter Chat with guest Segun Kosoko Co-Founder & Co-CEO of crowdfunding platform Donate_NG. The chat centered on Exploring Alternative Funding Sources for Nonprofits.
The chat revealed how crowdfunding when done properly provides multiple benefits – raising funds, creating awareness, impact, and fostering change. It also serves to hone the nonprofit’s source of funding when a recurring donation is in place and validates its support structure within the giving community.
In the March edition of the monthly Twitter Chat between Eme Iniekung, Program Coordinator – Philanthropy Circuit @CircuitEditor, and Eddah Jowah, Coordinator of the Centre for Philanthropy at SIVIO Institute @sivioinstitute discuss Growing the Practice of Philanthropy in Zimbabwe, on Thursday, March 25, 2021, by 2 pm WAT (4 pm EAT).
The February conversation on Twitter between Eme Iniekung, Program Coordinator – Philanthropy Circuit @CircuitEditor, and Victor Odhiambo, Executive Director – Garden of Hope Foundation @GardenofHopeFdn was themed ‘Driving Community Impact: Insights on Sustainability ‘and held on Thursday, February 25, 2021, by 2 pm WAT (4 pm EAT).
Insights were shared on the place of mentorship, building entrepreneurial and leadership skills for sustainable community impact, and the importance of an enabling environment by the government for civil society.
At the first Twitter Chat for the year, Eme Iniekung, Program Coordinator for Philanthropy Circuit @CircuitEditor, and Chidi Koldsweat Founder of Donor for Africa Foundation @DonorsforAfrica discussed Reimagining Fundraising and Capacity-building for African Nonprofits, on Thursday, January 28, 2021, by 2 pm (4 pm EAT).
The discussion provided a platform for understanding the challenges and nuances in Africa’s development sector, particularly as it relates to fundraising and capacity building.