Let me introduce my site
In this site I hope that my passion for community and African philanthropy – a field I have worked in over a decade – comes through.
This site pulls together into one place the concepts and practical philanthropy tools I have created and worked on. They largely draw on a PhD study and a six year Ford Foundation inquiry, both carried out at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Little did I know that when I started this work over a decade ago, it would result in a number of contributions that have been well received nationally, regionally and internationally:
These influences detailed in this site fall into three main areas:
- Conceptualising community philanthropy as “vertical” and well as “horizontal”;
- Developing an empirical evidence base for African Philanthropy.
- Expanding the community philanthropy toolkit.
This site introduces each area, and points to the relevant PDF documents for more information.
In addition to the above focus on philanthropy, there is a section called social development. Here I detail a broader set of the skills and experience I can offer development organisations as a senior social development advisor with 22 years of working with international development agencies.