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Empowering Families for Innovative Philanthropy: Summary and Findings of Inaugural Meeting

by Gul Rukh Rahman; Spencer Crawford

Dec 1, 2013
In September 2013, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation ( hosted the first Global South philanthropy platform, Empowering Families for Innovative Philanthropy (ERFIP) in Megève, France. ERFIP is a distinctively unique initiative, which brings together philanthropists and practitioners from emerging economies to share best practices, successful models and challenges for peer review and feedback. ERFIP focuses on identifying philanthropists and professionals whose work has significant impact in their respective communities but are not seen visible enough. The aim of this report is to give a sense of the driving force behind the giving and philanthropy starting in three regions: Africa, Asia and the Arab region. It is hoped that such a thorough understanding and exchange of the practice of giving will help collecting data and contribute to better representation of the South in the global philanthropic landscape.