Resourcing Philanthropy

Resourcing Philanthropy is a web-based platform that profiles philanthropic giving through the sharing of information, experience and insights from grantmakers, non-profit organisations and philanthropists working in South Africa. Resourcing Philanthropy focuses on The Atlantic Philanthropies’ Reconciliation and Human Rights Programme in South Africa during the period 2004 to 2014.

Resourcing Philanthropy is structured around four approaches that exemplify aspects of Atlantic’s grantmaking in South Africa. A number of In Actions provide illustrative examples of how the approaches have been put into action. Read more

Approaches

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The marginalised driving change
Philanthropy has a role to play in tackling inequality and in supporting those most vulnerable to its effects. A philanthropic approach that focuses on those at the margins can assist in bringing these individuals and communities onto the development agenda. Building voice, leadership and participation.

Margin to Center


The marginalised driving change
Philanthropy has a role to play in tackling inequality and in supporting those most vulnerable to its effects. A philanthropic approach that focuses on those at the margins can assist in bringing these individuals and communities onto the development agenda. Building voice, leadership and participation.

Advocating Change


Using advocacy to challenge injustice
Public advocacy seeks to shift prevailing social conditions, often through changing laws to change lives. Advocacy includes a range of activities carried out by grantees and sometimes by grantmakers themselves, aimed at influencing opinions and action on matters of public policy or concern. Funding big picture advocacy. Promoting local philanthropy.

Risk with Vision


Placing informed big bets
Philanthropy undertaken with big vision requires an appetite for big risk. The promise of success is almost always accompanied by the potential for great failure. Philanthropy that is able to accept high risk in the pursuit of a bold vision may well be the transformative mechanism that a highly pressured society requires. Investing in bricks and mortar.

Responsive Collaboration


Setting the terms of engagement
Responsive collaborations are brought about when donors enter into partnerships that benefit a cause or community more effectively through working together than separately.  These collaborations are responsive when they are sensitive to changes in the environment and in the circumstances of beneficiaries, and aim to navigate these shifts in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Convening for collaboration. Partnership funding. Preserving memory, sharing knowledge.

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