Watch select highlights from the first day of the Global Philanthropy Forum including shots from the musical performances and words from Jane Wales, Tsitsi Masiyawa, Khalid Malik, Sanjay Pradhan, Nancy Birdsall, Carol Larson, Myrna Atalla, Usama Fayyad and Kennedy Odede.
The 2013 Global Philanthropy Forum Conference is by invitation only and intended for individuals who have made a significant commitment to international philanthropy, donors who have established family foundations and executives of corporate, private or public foundations based in the U.S. and overseas. Attendees are established and emerging philanthropists and investors who seek to advance individual opportunity and to improve the quality of life through strategic giving and investing. The Conference has been designed to create a safe environment where attendees may learn from one another and share best practices.
The Future We Make: Outrage, Opportunity and Choice in the Digital Age
Outrage Emerging economies are rapidly growing. Democracies are expanding. New digital tools are empowering. Yet joblessness, hunger, disease and even slavery persist. These deficits are both a cause and a consequence of poverty and insecurity, creating the conditions that allow more than 860 million to go hungry, and over 20 million fellow human beings to be trafficked and sold into slavery. Will you act on our outrage?
Opportunity The time is now. Newly open economies are experiencing rapid and sustained economic growth. As wealth is created and capacity is built, indigenous philanthropists are emerging, dedicated to promoting inclusive development in their countries and on their continents. The digital revolution allows them, and us, to target philanthropic interventions with greater precision. Together we can tap that great reserve of human ingenuity that exists in every community, family and person. With modest investments, we can enhance the impact of grantees and entrepreneurs by ensuring they have digital tools to communicate, fabricate and connect solutions to problems, and services to those in need. Will we seize the opportunity?
Choice We can help make the future. We can combine and collaborate on effective strategies. We can source and support ingenious nonprofits and social enterprises with promising approaches, and bring their solutions to scale. We can identify and advocate smart policies. We can employ newly available tools, including data--big and small. And we can inform the choices of millions of others, recognizing that the dangers that seize us, as well as their solutions, are often the result of the aggregate effects of millions of individual decisions, ours among them. Will you join us and decide?
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