JULY 2019 NEWSLETTER
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Dear IFIP Members and Friends,
Happy Summer! We hope you are enjoying the longest days of the year.
Last July marked the first year of implementing our strategic framework. Now, in 2019, we are celebrating a full year of our new programming, embedded in the direction outlined in our strategic framework. This summer we celebrate our members for your work, continued partnership and support of Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Philanthropy.
IFIP committed to designing programs that would support members in strategically advancing common goals, leverage their resources, learning opportunities, and collaborative platforms to work with other funders. It has been a year since we launched IFIP’s Learning Institute and the working groups on Indigenous Territories and Indigenous Women. Our members and friends recognized this commitment, engaged in our programming and have used their new learnings and partnerships to both re-shape their grantmaking and help influence the wider philanthropic field.
We are excited to announce the launch of a new working group. The Indigenous-Led Funds Working Group builds on the growing collaboration and the leadership IFIP has taken to organize the first and second global gatherings of Indigenous-Led Funds. We are thrilled to welcome Indigenous-Led Funds to IFIP’s global community.
We also welcome the addition of a new team member, Rachel Smith. Rachel will be focusing on the Indigenous Territories working group and supporting the Indigenous Women working group. Rachel is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. You can read Rachel’s bio on our website.
We hope the updates and articles in this newsletter illustrate how members can engage in IFIP’s new learning opportunities, and that others in philanthropy will be compelled to formally join our community as members so they too can engage in IFIP’s programs. Be part of a global community that is supporting Indigenous Peoples’ rights and issues across themes and geographies.
We thank our members for their committed participation and extend an invitation to dive in deeper into IFIP’s programs and activities aimed at influencing the global philanthropic community.
Executive Director, IFIP
Skill-sharing on Grantmaking – A Journey in Engaged Indigenous Philanthropy
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Lessons in Listening: Guidance from Indigenous Leaders
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Indigenous Funds are Changing the Conversation in Global Philanthropy
By IFIP Staff Since the implementation of our strategic framework, IFIP’s global community is growing. This includes Indigenous-led funds that are shaping the thinking on ‘Indigenous and Intercultural Philanthropy’. These... ...