The first ever CAF Worldwide Symposium on Philanthropy took place on Tuesday 9 November 2021.
This unique, donor-focused event covers current trends in global giving and offers insights into how philanthropy can change the world and revolutionise giving.
The event offers attendees access to 19 hours of live training, education and conversations with philanthropic experts across 9 time zones and 10 countries.
Topics range from discussions of case studies such as ‘Covid-19: Lessons for Disaster Philanthropy’; to conversations that merge theory and best practice, like ‘The funder’s role in strengthening resilience within civil society’; to the visionary, with highlights including topics such as ‘Future of African philanthropy and diaspora’.
This is a truly international event with local market insights. Participants joined the event live for as much or as little of the 19 hours of content as they wish – receiving access to inspiring insights, engaging speakers, robust debate and more.
Recordings of symposium talks are now available to view on demand from our Worldwide Philanthropy Library.
Organisation of the CAF Worldwide Symposium on Philanthropy also follows from the announcement that CAF intends to strengthen and grow the services it offers to philanthropists and businesses who donate across borders with the creation of a new international network.
The creation of CAF International builds on the work of the former CAF Global Alliance, which brought together CAF’s existing arms in the UK, CAF America and CAF Canada with philanthropic expertise from a diverse range of sector partners including CAF Russia, CAF India, IDIS in Brazil, CAF Southern Africa, Tusev in Turkey, Bulgaria’s Bcause and Good2Give in Australia.
CAF International will grow our membership of trusted partners in cross-border giving. Moreover, drawing on decades of experience in this field, the new network will deliver a unique bundle of essential services including charity validation, cross-border giving policy and a global charity database for our valued donor community.