Donors have been making substantial grants to local and international development program for decades and although some donors offer multiyear support, the majority of donors only offer up to 3 years of funding.
The webinar will look at the funding of systems change program, programs that seek to bridge the divides of race, ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic class — and question how best to fund long term initiatives such as these for best effect.
Is it time to challenge the 3-year funding cycle and ask, how can we share a common timeframe?
The discussion, chaired by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, President of Open Society Foundations and hosted by Philanthropy Company CEO, Caroline Underwood OBE, explored this challenge with our expert panel:
- Katherina Rosqueta – Founding Executive Director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania.
- W Christopher Stewart – Chief Grants Officer the Templeton Religion Trust
- Jenny Oppenheimer – Lankelly Chase, co-founder of Future Foundations UK and European Steering Group for the Edge Funders Alliance.
- Garth Japhet – CEO of South African NGO Heartlines
The webinar took place on November 24th at 2pm GMT (9 am EST).