Giving in Numbers – 2017 Edition
Nov 1, 2017 | Philanthropy, Publication
An in-depth analysis of 2016 corporate giving and employee engagement data from the world’s largest companies, presented by CECP, in association with The Conference Board. Read the full report here.
Are you SDG ready? Arab philanthropy and the Sustainable Development Goals
Sep 25, 2017 | AFF Recent News, Publication
One of the lessons of the Millennium Development Goals was that collaboration across sectors will be essential if their successors, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are to be achieved. There are already positive signs that philanthropy is rising to the challenge, prominent among them, the establishment of the SDG Philanthropy Platform and NetFWD as vehicles for philanthropic engagement with international development. How are Arab-region philanthropies faring on the SDGs?
Starting to Stay
Jun 7, 2017 | Publication
Advice to New NGOs and the Donors who will Support Them How can we create a roadmap for NGOs to develop a sustainable financial model? Why is this article useful for NGOs? We are a group of NGOs who hale from eight countries in the Middle East and who are among the...
Arab Encyclopedia on Philanthropy
Jul 17, 2016 | Publication
The Arab Foundations Forum (AFF), in collaboration with the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo (AUC), produced an online Arab Encyclopedia on Philanthropy.
The State of Arab Philanthropy and the Case for Change
Jul 13, 2016 | Philanthropy, Publication
“The State of Arab Philanthropy and the Case for Change” written by AFF’s CEO, Naila Farouky, takes stock of the state of the sector five years after the beginning of the “Arab Spring.”
Return on Investment: Philanthropy in the Arab Region by Atallah Kuttab
Feb 22, 2016 | Philanthropy, Publication
Atallah Kuttab, founding member of Arab Foundations Forum, writes about “Return on Investment: Philanthropy in the Arab Region”
Strengthening Civil Society’s Resilience in Closing Space through Sustainable, Flexible Funding
Feb 2, 2016 | Philanthropy, Publication
Space for civil society has been closing around the globe, with a noticeable rise in restrictive laws and pushback by state and non-state actors. In mid-June, Ariadne, the European Foundation Centre, and the International Human Rights Funders Group convened an international group of funders for a two-day workshop to develop strategies to counter this trend.
Wealth and Giving in the Arab Region
Oct 15, 2015 | Philanthropy, Publication
Two news items sparked debate across the Arab region recently. One reinforced Gulf stereotypes, while the other highlighted a bold out-of-the-box initiative.
HQSF Annual Report 2014
Jul 23, 2015 | Publication
It started with a vision… A future with access to high-impact education programs for all Palestinians. The foundation continues to provide funds for various initiatives.
CIVICUS: State of Civil Society Report 2015
Jul 14, 2015 | Philanthropy, Publication
Arab Foundations Forum contributed a guest essay to this year’s CIVICUS Annual “State of Civil Society Report 2015” with a piece on the trends in Arab philanthropy. Find our essay and visit the landing page for all sections of the full report which features 27 guest essays from around the world.
Insights from a meeting with Chinese foundations
May 11, 2015 | Philanthropy, Publication
The meeting, hosted by the China Foundation Centre and China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, provided some fascinating insights into the way philanthropy is developing in China…
Local traditions and global context: understanding Arab philanthropy
May 1, 2015 | Philanthropy, Publication
Studies on global philanthropy indicate that cultural traditions, religious norms, political histories, and the economic strength of individual countries have profoundly shaped giving in individual countries and geographical regions…