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PUBLICATIONS

Destaques do mapeamento de organizações independentes doadoras nas áreas de justiça social e desenvolvimento comunitário no Brasil - Principais Achados

2022

The publication Assessments of the Legal Environment for Civil Society Actors including Philanthropic Support Organizations in Brazil, produced within the scope of the Giving for Change program, proposes to: (1) share the mapping of problems and opportunities related to the legal environment in which CSOs operate; (2) publicize agendas and initiatives to improve the legal environment of CSOs; (3) provide information to organizations that want to engage in advocacy actions related to improving the legal environment; (4) indicate materials and other sources of information on the topic.

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Mapping highlights of the independent grantmaking organizations for social justice and community development in Brazil

2022

The Brazilian Philanthropy Network for Social Justice (Rede de
Filantropia para a Justiça Social – RFJS) and ponteAponte  partnered to conduct the mapping. It is a study developed from qualitative (interviews) and quantitative (questionnaires) approaches to understand, characterize, and highlight the independent organizations that have donated funds to social justice and community development organizations, groups, and civil society movements in Brazil. The research was conducted from January to August 2022.

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Avaliação do ambiente legal para atores da sociedade civil, incluindo organizações filantrópicas no Brasil

2022

A publicação Avaliação do ambiente legal para atores da sociedade civil, produzida no âmbito do programa Doar para Transformar, se propõe a: (1) compartilhar o mapeamento de problemas e oportunidades relacionados ao ambiente legal de atuação das OSCs; (2) divulgar agendas e iniciativas para aprimoramento do ambiente legal das OSCs; (3) fornecer informações para organizações que queiram se engajar com ações de advocacy relacionadas ao aprimoramento do ambiente legal; (4) indicar materiais e outras fontes de informações sobre o tema.

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Assessments of the Legal Environment for Civil Society Actors including Philanthropic Support Organizations in Brazil

2022

The publication Assessments of the Legal Environment for Civil Society Actors including Philanthropic Support Organizations in Brazil, produced within the scope of the Giving for Change program, proposes to: (1) share the mapping of problems and opportunities related to the legal environment in which CSOs operate; (2) publicize agendas and initiatives to improve the legal environment of CSOs; (3) provide information to organizations that want to engage in advocacy actions related to improving the legal environment; (4) indicate materials and other sources of information on the topic.

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Mapa conceitual e estratégico

2021

This Concept and Strategy Map was proposed to support the participative, collaborative process of development of the actions to be implemented by the Brazilian Philanthropy Network for Social Justice within the scope of the Giving for Change Program, including the construction of an advocacy program.
Our purpose is to act collectively and, to that end, it is important to coordinate the construction not only of actions to enable the implementation of our strategies, but also the concepts and the conceptual foundation to sustain the systemic change we pursue. This document invites the reader to reflect and to engage in collective action.

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Challenges in communication community philanthropy and philanthropy for social justice

2021

This publication is a collection of four articles developd with the collaboration of the communicators involved in the organizations associated to the Brazilian Philanthropy Network for Social Justice (Network). These pieces are the result of collective interviews held in mid-2020 with the aim of mapping and reviewing the communication challenges faced by community philanthropy and philanthropy for social justice, as well as highlighting the communication strategies developed by community and issue-oriented funds comprising the Network.

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Os desafios na comunicação da filantropia comunitária e de justiça social

2021

This publication consists of a series of four articles prepared with the communicators of the member organizations of the Brazilian Philanthropy Network for Social Justice (Network). The published articles are the result of a number of press conferences held in mid-2020, to map and review the communication challenges facing community philanthropy and social justice, and to add visibility to the communication strategies developed by the thematic and community funds comprising the Network.

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Expanding and strengthening community philanthropy in Brasil

2021

The first version of this publication dates back to the year 2019. Considering its relevance to the field, the audience reached and the impacts produced, the Brazilian Philanthropy Network for Social Justice (RFJS) has decided to release it again, updating its information (based on the Research titled The work of the Member Organizations in the years 2019 and 2020, conducted in early 2021), within the context of the Giving for Change Program, under the Collection that will encompass working materials, publications on theoretical debates, capacity building and sharing of experiences, ensuring free access and distribution, translated into multiple languages.
This paper intends to describe the current scenario of community philanthropy in Brazil and worldwide, by defining concepts and mapping important trends and experiences in the field.
This work, which proposes a preliminary approach to the issue, was prepared on the basis of bibliographic and document research, as well as testimonies gathered during interviews held with a number of professionals engaging in philanthropy and private social investment in Brazil. This paper was conceived as an open-ended endeavor, a starting point, which does not purpose to be a complete or finished document, but a kickoff point to a reflection on the practices and experiences surrounding this topic, to contribute to the strengthening of community philanthropy in Brazil.

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Expandindo e fortalecendo a filantropia comunitária no Brasil

2021

The purpose of this document is to describe the current scenario of community philanthropy, in Brazil and internationally, according to the definition of certain concepts and the examination of the trends and relevant experiences in the field.
This paper, which proposes to be a preliminary approach to the topic, is based on bibliographic and documental resources, as well as testimonies taken during interviews held with numerous professionals engaging in the field of philanthropy and private social investment in Brazil. It was conceived as an open-ended study, a first step, if you will, which does not purport to be a complete, finished document, but merely the starting point of a reflection on the practices and experiences, in view of contributing to the strengthening of community philanthropy in Brazil.
The first draft of this publication was developed in 2019. In light of its relevance to the field, its target audiences and impacts, the Brazilian Philanthropy Network for Social Justice decided to republish it, updating its information (based on the study titled “The member organizations’ work in the years 2019 and 2020”, prepared in early 2021), within the context of the Giving for Change Program, which encompasses work materials, publications on the theoretical debate, capacity building and sharing of experiences, with free access and distribution available, as well as translations into other languages.

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The role and protagonism of civil society in the facing of the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil

2021

This study examines the path trailed by civil society and Brazilian philanthropy since the 1980s, which is crucial to the understanding of the dynamics and trends that support one of the theses developed throughout this work: civil society as a strategic element in the consolidation process of Brazilian democracy. Civil society organizations (CSOs) faced, in recent years, numerous reputation attacks and challenges concerning their political and financial sustainability. Faced with the Covid-19 crisis, they sought not only to oppose the prevailing denial and necropolitics through the construction of political agendas and networking, but also to produce responses based on the development of a set of practices and experiences founded on self-management and community organization. From a study of multiple cases, conducted with institutions selected according to the established criteria, it was determined that the CSOs were capable of building agendas, narratives, languages and forms of production and organization based on self-management, experiences based on a social dynamic where work and politics tend to coincide, as part of a process involving, at the same time, the organization of activism and production. They found independent ways to provide innovative responses to the crisis, coordinating actors, territories and communities, initiatives and resources, and searching for solutions involving everything from the distribution of food baskets to conducting information and humanitarian aid campaigns, in addition to conceiving innovative activism and resistance strategies, in the face of an adverse scenario.

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O papel e o protagonismo da sociedade civil no enfrentamento da pandemia da Covid-19 no Brasil 

2021

This study examines the history of civil society and philanthropy in Brazil as of the 1980s, which is crucial to understand the dynamics and tendencies capable of sustaining one of the theories developed during the course of the work: civil society as a strategic element of the consolidation process of Brazilian democracy. In the past few years, civil society organizations (CSO) have suffered countless attacks on their reputations and faced challenges in terms of their political and financial sustainability. In light of the Covid-19 crisis, they have sought not only to oppose the prevailing denialism and necropolitics, through networking and the construction of political agendas, but also to produce solutions, by developing a series of practices and experiences based on community organization and self-management. A multiple case study, involving institutions selected based on certain criteria, found that the CSO had managed to build agendas, narratives, languages and means of production and organization rooted on self-management, experiences grounded on a social dynamic where work and politics tend to concur, integrating a process that implies the organization of both fight and production, at the same time. They found self-ruling manners to provide innovative responses to the crisis, coordinating actors, territories and communities, initiatives and resources, and pursuing solutions ranging from the distribution of food baskets to the production of informative campaigns and humanitarian aid, in addition to implementing innovative fight and resistance strategies, in an adverse scenario.
This article is part of the Covid Emergency Studies series (https://cutt.ly/ineNpyG), including reflections and analyses by Brazilian researchers from different areas of knowledge, to encourage, expand and disseminate the production of qualified knowledge on the impacts of the pandemic on the field of philanthropy, private social investment and the civil society organizations of Brazil.

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Medindo o que importa

2020

This consultation document was prepared to advance the conversation on the measurement of civil society actions. Its purpose is to identify the approaches with the most impact in terms of organizational learning and accountability. This paper is a joint publication by Candid, the Global Fund for Community Foundations and Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace.

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Measuring what matters

2020

This consultation paper is designed to advance a conversation about measurement in civil society. The goal is to identify more meaningful approaches to organizational learning and accountability. The paper is jointly published by Candid, the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) and Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP).

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Liberando o potencial da filantropia

2020

This guide is for all funders who wish to understand how they can contribute to unlocking philanthropy’s potential to build more resilient, sustainable and democratic societies. This is what the philanthropy support ecosystem, also called philanthropy infrastructure, is all about. It is about developing and harnessing private resources for social good, building civil society and democracy, and helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is central to the mission of all visionary funders who want to increase the impact and sustainability of their work.

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Rethinking civic space in an age of intersectional crises: a briefing for funders

2020

This paper is based on a briefing note prepared for the “Future of Civic Space” convening, which took place in London in December 2019. The convening was organised by the Funders Initiative for Civil Society (FICS), which had been tasked with elaborating a strategic framework through which independent funders could respond more effectively to the phenomenon of closing civic space through collaborative and targeted interventions.

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Repensando o espaço cívico em uma era de crises interseccionais: um resumo informativo para financiadores

2020

As we finished this paper, in early April 2020, the extraordinary global impact of the Covid-19 crisis was just starting to take shape, illustrating how the intersecting systemic crises and the respective government responses will continue to affect the civic arena dramatically in the near future — for better and worse — and that the main issues and motivators identified in this document will continue to determine the contours and impacts of those responses. We included some preliminary thoughts on the Covid-19 crisis and adopted the "futures thinking" methodology to address technological and climate changes. The responses to the opportunities and threats produced by Covid-19 will be crucial for the guidelines that we will develop for the funders over the next weeks.

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Estudo Impacto da COVID-19 nas OSCs Brasileiras

2020

We are in the midst of an unprecedented worldwide crisis. At this moment, we are scrambling to address the most urgent issues and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are crucial elements of this process. But how did COVID-19 impact Brazilian CSOs? How should the Third Sector rethink its actions at this time? And how should it prepare to navigate the post-crisis? These are the questions driving the study titled COVID-19’s Impact on Brazilian CSOs: from the immediate response to resilience.

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Boletim de Análise Político-Institucional - Organizações da Sociedade Civil no Brasil

2019

The Political-Institutional Analysis Report (“Boletim de Análise Político-Institucional”, BAPI), published by IPEA in July 2019, amasses 12 articles by researchers from a number of institutions to establish the growing complexity of the debate on the work being done by the CSOs in Brazil and the multiple efforts in progress to expand, enhance and qualify the knowledge produced concerning the segment, divided into three sections.

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Individual giving in India, Russia, The Arab Region and Brazil - A working paper

2019

The publication “Individual giving in India, Russia, The Arab Region and Brazil” is part of a series of studies on Philanthropy, conducted by the group Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP). This document was written by Caroline Hartnell and published by the PSJP in association with Revista Alliance, CAF Rússia, the Philanthropy Network for Social Justice, the Institute for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS), SAANED, and WINGS.

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Debates e reflexões sobre a filantropia no Brasil

2019

The publication “Debates and reflections on philanthropy in Brazil” amasses nine articles written by several authors engaging in the field of philanthropy, in Brazil and internationally. The articles comprising this collection resulted from the need to expand on and complement the analyses produced in the report prepared in 2018 – Philanthropy in Brazil – considering that the political scenario has suffered significant changes, which impacted the Brazilian philanthropic segment and civil society.

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FILANTROPIA COMUNITÁRIA: Terreno fértil para o Desenvolvimento Social

2019

This publication, produced with the support of the Mott Foundation, records the trajectory of the joint construction of knowledge on the topic during the course of 2018, which started with an immersion into the concept and the reality of community philanthropy in Brazil and the world, including testimonies by area specialists and leaderships, and, finally, the holding of a bid in the State of São Paulo to procure a mapping of the existing community philanthropy initiatives and organizations. The findings reinforce the segment’s potential, as well as the need for actions to strengthen and broaden the dissemination of the related concepts.

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Philanthropy in Brazil - A working paper [English version]

2018

Underlying any discussion on ‘philanthropy’ in Brazil is a fundamental question of terminology. It is often said that ‘social investment’ or ‘private social investment’ is the term most commonly used in Brazil rather than ‘philanthropy’. This is true, but it isn’t the whole picture. For one thing, there are different understandings of what is meant by ‘social investment’.

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Filantropia no Brasil - Síntese do Relatório

2018

That the philanthropy segment is growing in Brazil is undisputed, but not as fast and surely not as much as the country’s rich and wealthy. It has yet to attain what most people believe to be its full potential.

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Philanthropy in Brazil - Summary Report

2018

There is general agreement that Brazil’s philanthropy sector is growing, but not very fast, and certainly not in proportion with the country’s growing wealth. It has yet to fulfil what most see as its full potential. Brazil is currently the world’s ninth largest economy, with the eighth largest number of billionaires in the world, yet it ranks as 75th in Charities Aid Foundation’s (CAF’s) 2017 World Giving Index.

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Chegou a hora de transferir o poder? Filantropia comunitária e desenvolvimento sustentável – #ShiftThePower

2018

What is the probability that a given organization will promote change that will in fact endure? Millions of dollars are invested in and countless efforts are dedicated to coordinated attempts to build a better life for people and communities worldwide.

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Filantropia de justiça social, sociedade civil e movimentos sociais no Brasil

2018

The publication titled “Philanthropy for social justice, social movements and civil society in Brazil” amasses 22 articles, which, through a number of different theoretical and practical approaches, present analyses and reflections on the current scenario of philanthropy for social justice in Brazil and how it interfaces and coordinates with civil society organizations and groups, and social movements. Many of the articles were written by members of the Network and by strategic partners, in Brazil and abroad.

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