The Reference Group for Academic Institutions in Philanthropy is a pioneering initiative aimed at amplifying the role of philanthropy within academic institutions across East Africa. This group harnesses the collaborative efforts of stakeholders and alumni to mobilize a diverse array of resources for a far-reaching community impact. It focuses on identifying and bolstering emerging philanthropic models in higher education resource mobilization, thereby enriching the regional philanthropic web.
Strategic Fundraising: To systematically identify, document and share innovative learning on philanthropic models for Resource Mobilization within academic institutions, setting a benchmark for excellence.
Best Practice Dissemination: To curate and share best practices widely, elevating the standards of academic philanthropy.
Supportive Environment Creation: To cultivate a nurturing environment that fosters the growth of academic philanthropy and its integration into the broader community.
Research and Storytelling Innovation: To engage in groundbreaking research and compelling storytelling, highlighting the transformative power of academic philanthropy.
Networking and Cross Border Connections: To build and fortify a robust network of academic institutions, enhancing their collective impact on local giving locally, regionally and globally
Criteria for Joining:
- Members must demonstrate a firm commitment to advancing philanthropy within the academic sector.
- Potential members should possess the ability to mobilize and manage diverse resources effectively.
- A requirement for innovative thought leaders who can contribute to the group’s strategic objectives and inspire change.