September 20, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
A Workshop Presented by Connective Impact in Partnership with The Global Fund for Community Foundations.
The #ShiftThePower movement emerged as a result of frustration with the current top-down structures of development aid delivering long-term results. What started as a hashtag to promote the 2016 Global Summit on Community Foundations by the Global Fund for Community Foundations,
#ShiftThePower offers up new ways of deciding and doing together, consisting of a global community of practitioners and emerging practice that is people-centered and local assets based.
#ShiftThePower seeks to reform the practice of development aid and institutional philanthropy and demand better for local people by engaging them as co-investors in and owners of their development.
In this workshop, we will hear from the Global Fund for Community Foundations on how #ShiftThePower works in practice, how local communities are taking ownership of their own development, and how community philanthropy can be used as an alternative strategy for building durable development and resource mobilization.
10:00 – 10:20 – Global Fund for Community Foundations introduces the #ShiftThePower movement plus interactive exercise around what Shifting the Power means for each of us.
10:20-10:50 – Interactive panel and facilitated Q&A
10:50-11:00 – Open Q&A
11:00 – 11:20 – Breakout rooms for further exploration into key discussion points from the session
11:20-11:30 – Wrap up and action steps
Register here to get Zoom details. This is event is free, but space is limited.
Ese Emerhi, Global Fund for Community Foundations
Ese is the Global Network Weaver for the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF). In her role, she works with and helps to strengthen connections across GFCF’s global network of community philanthropy and civil society partners. She also works with allies in the #shiftthepower movement around shaping broader advocacy, influencing, and engagement efforts involving other parts of the mainstream development sector.
Artemisa Castro, Fondo Acción Solidaria, A.C.
Maria Amalia Souza, CASA Socio-Environmental Fund
Maria Amalia Souza is Founder/Strategic Development Director of CASA Socio-Environmental Fund. Her career of 35+ years specialized in designing strategies that assure philanthropic resources reach the most excluded grassroots groups working on social and environmental justice issues in the Global South. She is part of Human Rights Funders Network Steering Committee and co-founder of the Brazil Philanthropy Network for Social Justice. In 2016, Amalia was shortlisted for the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize on Innovative Philanthropy in the Global South. Amalia has mentored 7 new Global South national funds to be implemented in the last 4 years and also writes articles and blogs for specialized philanthropic publications as Alliance Magazine, WINGS Worldwide Initiative for Grantmakers Support, among others.