GPLI’s purpose is to develop new ways to advance the practice and impact of philanthropy at the global level. More specifically, GPLI is focused on catalysing and convening collaborative action in three priority areas:
- Improving the legal and regulatory environment for philanthropy in a global context;
- Developing models for improving and increasing collaboration in philanthropy in a global context;
- Identifying key opportunities to engage with policy makers/multi-lateral organisations.
Currently in the middle of its two-year mandate, initiatives emerging from GPLI include:
- A platform supporting the peaceful transition to economic and social justice in North Africa and the Middle East
- A collaborative platform on urban issues, with a global dimension: The Funders' Forum on Sustainable Cities
- A framework to encourage more strategic engagement between foundations and multilateral organisations
- Development of an index on cross-border giving – pilot to be launched in 2013
- An analysis of the use of international treaties to overcome barriers for cross-border philanthropic activity
- An update of the Principles of Accountability for International Philanthropy, introducing voices and perspectives from the global south
To find out more and how to get involved in these initiatives, contact Sevdalina Rukanova, email@example.com. Also see this article from September 2012 Alliance Magazine on GPLI.
The Global Philanthropy Leadership Initiative (GPLI) is a joint initiative of the Council on Foundations, European Foundation Centre, and the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS). It is co-chaired by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, with a Task Force comprised of 30 plus philanthropic leaders.