The global trend and disabling environment for cross-border funding is having a serious impact on the ability of a wide variety of organisations, community groups, NGOs, civil society leaders, funders and donors to carry out their work, attacking civil society as a whole. Funders are already coming together to both understand and find solutions to these issues, including exploring what their collective resources and networks can leverage.
As part of this effort, on September 28th Stars is co-hosting an event in Hong Kong with our sister organisation, Philanthropy University – a free, first-of-its-kind educational initiative for change makers in the social sector, to hear directly from leaders about the impact of closing civil society space on local CSOs supporting children and young people in Asia and reflect on opportunities and funder responses to enable local CSOs to thrive.
We would be delighted if you could join us specifically to:
- Hear direct from leaders about the impact of closing civil society space on local CSOs
- Understand the challenges and opportunities facing local CSO’s in the region
- Get to know other participating funders better – share learning’s on the landscape for, and evolution’s in high impact collaborative philanthropy and supporting organisations in their capacity building
- Discussing how we, as funders, can help overcome these challenges through financial, non-financial resources and through collaboration
- Establish clear next steps for speeding the pathway towards more effective funder collaboration to support these challenges
We are expecting an engaged and diverse group, and we hope you will join us as we convene to identify practical opportunities for collaboration to drive more impactful investments to locally led NGOs.
RSVP by September 8, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org