EAPN strives to contribute to existence of an enabling environment for local philanthropy to thrive. This includes pushing for a conducive legal and policy environment and institutional regimes that enable local philanthropy to thrive. In addition, adoption of best practices in philanthropy, facilitating strategic partnerships that enable leveraging resources and opportunities for philanthropy, strengthening media capacity and relations to effectively report on philanthropy, local giving and grant making and capacity development of philanthropy actors to effectively apply best practices.
Institutional Strengthening focuses on investing in the capacity development for the secretariat, members and key stakeholders. To enable EAPN become a more dynamic, efficient and sustainable and per-excellence center of Philanthropy in East Africa.
Alliance Building focuses on profiling the philanthropy sector as a strategic partner in national policy and development processes. It also aims to establish a critical mass of strategic partnerships and collaborative arrangements as a basis of facilitating an integrated and systems approach towards enhancing philanthropy. In addition strengthen EAPN membership base and promote inter-sector partnerships and collaborations to promote philanthropy.
Knowledge management focuses on strengthening data management and application, research, communities of practice through engagement platforms such as conferences, peer-learning platforms, givers lounge among other forums.