On the 30th November and the 1st December I attended the IPASA Symposium in Cape Town. IPASA stands for the Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa and is a network of private philanthropists and family foundations. The purpose of the Association is to create a safe space where a community of practice can develop and collectively the members can contribute towards the creation of a philanthropic movement in the country.
The Lewis Foundation was asked to chair a session titled Mission Aligned Investment for Foundations and we sat on a panel that discussed Transparency and Governance. A short précis of the Mission Aligned Investment for Foundations introduction can be accessed here. Live link
Also presented at the conference was a framework for collaboration between donors. This emerged from the Seeding Collaboration networking event that was co-hosted by members of IPASA in 2014. To access the framework click here