Is philanthropy ready for new ways of funding?

How far has the power shifted?

The #ShiftthePower movement - launched in Johannesburg in 2016 - has changed the course of the conversation about both philanthropy and sustainable development. But in a field that is still evolving, how far is the change in discourse in the philanthropic sector changing realities for the people and communities most affected?

This webinar will hear from community philanthropists leading the way as well as respectful funders seeking to do things differently. Both outcomes and challenges will be discussed. 

Questions will include:

  • Is a new language emerging for localised ways of giving?
  • What does it look like when funders share knowledge rather than seek to own it?
  • Should funders be open to more locally-owned ways of funding development, which are often innovative, but less predictable?
  • What does it bring civil society actors to work with funders that are more flexible and open?  
  • How do local civil society actors and funders understand each other better?


  • Nour Nussiebeh
    Executive Director and social community activist Dalia Foundation, Palestine
  • Yara Tlass
    Executive director and head of programming My Homeland, Turkey
  • Reham Basheer
    Programme co-ordinator and initiator of the Participatory Grantmaking Programme, Wilde Ganzen Foundation The Netherlands


This webinar is being hosted by Alliance. It starts at 3pm UK / 6pm UAE.

You can register here. More information: