Synergos Updates

2014

Bridge-Building for Social Transformation
An article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review identifies five elements in starting and sustaining collaboration, drawing upon Synergos’ experience - Learn more (December 2014)

Video: Synergos’ Peggy Dulany and the Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker on philanthropy in India
Synergos was honored to particate in Dasra India's 1st India Philanthropy Forum, which focused on empowering India’s 113 million adolescent girls - See video (December 2014)

Imbeleko report on indigenous care for children in Southern Africa
New report Cultivating Resourcefulness, Not Dependency looks at local and traditional approaches to care for children in Southern Africa and how outside actors can support those approaches - Learn more (December 2014)

Deepening Social Connectedness Symposium
Synergos/Synergos Canada was honored to work with the Samuel Family Foundation and other partners on the first global symposium on overcoming isolation and deepening social connectedness - Learn more (November 2014)

POSHAN Releases Paper on Bhavishya Alliance
Paper summarizes how the Alliance fostered cross-sector cooperation to overcome child undernutrition in India - Learn more (October 2014)

Synergos 2013 Annual Report
Learn about our efforts and accomplishments in promoting leadership and collaboration to bring about systemic change. - Get report (PDF) (September 2014)

Overcoming Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness
Synergos/Synergos Canada are honored to work with the Samuel Family Foundation and other partners on the first global symposium on overcoming isolation and deepening social connectedness - Learn more (September 2014)

Maharashtra’s child stunting declines: What is driving them?
A new report from IDS and UNICEF looks at the reasons for a remarkable drop in stunting in Maharashtra, India, where Synergos helped create a partnership for child nutrition - Learn more (August 2014)

Gaining Ground empowerment program reaches 30,000 adolescents in Mumbai
India Express EYE magazine recently wrote about how the program is providing sex education - Learn more (July 2014)

Video: How can media advance gender equality and women’s rights?
- BBC Impact interviews two members of our networks about women and media in the Middle East - See video (July 2014)

Become a Synergos Senior Fellow
The Senior Fellows make up an international network of civil society leaders committed to collaborative efforts that address the poverty and other complex development challenges - Learn more (July 2014)

Instituto Synergos México legally incorporated
The opening of Synergos México represents a key step in growing our capacity there to help solve complex problems of poverty and inequality through collaboration - Learn more (May 2014)

Video: University for a Night
Paul Polman of Unilever and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria talk with Synergos’ Peggy Dulany about leadership, sustainability, and collaboration - See video (May 2014)

Travel, personal connections, and philanthropy
Global Giving Matters looks at how two families are using first-hand experiences gained through travel to inform their giving - See articles (April 2014)

Synergos Concederá o prêmio David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership ao governador do estado brasileiro do Pará, Simão Jatene
(April 2014)

OPHI Working Paper on Social Isolation
Kim Samuel and colleagues at the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, partners in our work promoting social connectedness of children and youth in Mozambique and South Africa, have released a working paper emphasizing the relevance of isolation in understanding poverty - Learn more (February 2014)

University for a Night 2014 is April 8 in New York City
The event will feature Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, the Honorable Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance of Nigeria, and the Honorable Simão Jatene, Governor of the State of Pará, Brazil - Join us (January 2014)

Help South Sudanese Women and Youth Displaced by the Recent Violence
Karak Mayik Denyok Miakol, a Synergos Senior Fellow from South Sudan, has launched an effort to support refugees who have fled to Uganda - Learn more (January 2014)

2013

Synergos 2013 program update
We’re fighting poverty in ways that respect and empower local people, release new ideas and energy, and create lasting solutions. And we need your help. - Learn more (December 2013)

From a death, support for life
Global Giving Matters looks how the Peter C. Alderman Foundation takes a public health approach to mental health care in post-conflict countries - Read article (December 2013)

Learning from Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela challenged people in South Africa and around the world to be our best selves. For Synergos, he inspired one of our key programs, which aims to create meaningful social connections among children in Southern Africa. - More (December 2013)

In memoriam: Noreen Clark, global health leader and Synergos supporter
Dr. Noreen Clark, a member of Synergos’ board and Director of the Center for Managing Chronic Disease at the University of Michigan passed away on November 23; she will be missed - More (November 2013)

What is the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency?
A new video gives an overview of the ATA, which we are helping as it strives to transform agriculture, the foundation of Ethiopia’s economy - Watch video (October 2013)

Third Class of Arab Social World Innovators
Twelve outstanding Social Innovators have joined the Synergos networks - Learn more (September 2013)

Peggy Dulany in Forbes Insights: “Bring Your Heart as Well as Your Head”
A new report from Forbes Insights looks at philanthropists’ approach to global poverty, with contributions from a range of philanthropists, activists, business leaders and thinkers including Bill Drayton of Ashoka, Michael Porter of Harvard Business School, Jessica Chu of Credit Suisse, and Synergos Founder Peggy Dulany — Learn more (September 2013)

Using communications technology to build capacity for social action in Latin America
Global Giving Matters looks at how Mireya and Oswaldo Cisneros are using information and communications technology to increase the capacity of civil society organizations to collaborate - Read article (September 2013)

Mónica Tapia joins Synergos as Director, Mexico
She will lead our efforts in Mexico to help solve complex problems of poverty through collaboration - Learn more (September 2013)

Report on cooperation between community philanthropic organizations and individual philanthropists
With support from the C.S. Mott Foundation, we convened a focus group of international philanthropists and leaders of community foundations to document from both groups the advantages and disadvantages of working together, perceived barriers, and potential ways to address the barriers - Learn more (August 2013)

PepsiCo supports social entrepreneurship in the Arab World
PepsiCo and Synergos enter partnership to provide practical assistance to Arab World Social Innovators - Learn more (July 2013)

Measurement Drives Effective Interventions
Global Giving Matters looks at ways in which philanthropists are supporting measurement around two critical issues - governance in Africa and human slavery - to support action - Read article (June 2013)

Become a Synergos Senior Fellow
The Senior Fellows make up an international network of civil society leaders committed to collaborative efforts that address the poverty and other complex development challenges — Learn more (June 2013)

University for a Night 2013
Thanks to participants and supporters of University for a Night, featuring Michael R. Bloomberg and Peter Buffett - Learn more (May 2013)

Supporting Social Entrepreneurship in Central Asia
We’re partnering with the Aga Khan Development Network on activities in Central Asia as part of the Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship - Learn more (May 2013)

Improving sanitation in Egypt
Sameh Seif Ghaly shares how his Together Association is helping rural communities in Upper Egypt improve sanitation - Learn more (April 2013)

New partnership for education launched in Brazil
Synergos is supporting an effort by the Amazonian State of Pará to improve primary and secondary education - Learn more (March 2013)

Seeking Arab World Social Innovators
We are accepting nominations and applications for the third class of our Arab World Social Innovators Program — Learn more (March 2013)

Philanthropy for tourism and development in Africa
Global Giving Matters looks at ways in which philanthropists can support tourism that empowers and engages local people - Read article (January 2013)

New Senior Fellows Announced for 2013
Synergos has selected 11 exceptional nonprofit leaders as new members of the Senior Fellows Network; one new Fellow is Teresa Corção of Brazil, who works with farmers and chefs to preserve heritage, agriculture, and food quality - Learn more (January 2013)

2012

Graça Machel visits Namibia with focus on nutrition
Points to Namibia Alliance for Improved Nutrition Synergos co-founded as essential in these efforts -- Learn more (December 2012)

Joshua Mailman: A profile in impact investing
Global Giving Matters looks at Joshua Mailman, a leader in private investment in for-profit companies that have deep social and environmental missions connected to them -- Read article (November 2012)

Marwa El Daly Receives Inaugural African Philanthropy Award
Marwa, a Synergos Arab World Social Innovator, was recognized for her achievements creating the first community foundation in Egypt -- Learn more (November 2012)

Social Good Brazil Seminar to be live-streamed
Synergos to proud support the Social Good Brazil Seminar November 6-8, which will examine technology, social media and innovative thinking for social change. -- Learn more (October 2012)

Universities for a Night in Africa and Europe in October
Thanks to participants and supporters of University for a Night in Africa (honoring Dr. Mohammed “Mo” Ibrahim) and University for a Night in Europe (honoring His Highness the Aga Khan). -- Learn more (October 2012)

Partnership with Deutsche Bank’s Middle East Foundation
Will support our Arab World Social Innovators program, which is helping 14 social entrepreneurs from Egypt Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories and the UAE. -- Learn more (October 2012)

University for a Night June Highlights
University for a Night 2012 brought together more than 300 participants from more than 20 countries to share ideas and inspiration about systemic solutions to poverty and other complex problems. -- Learn more (June 2012)

Peggy Dulany Announces the Synergos 25th Anniversary Campaign
Special $20 million campaign will celebrate Synergos’ 25 years of working together and our commitment to doing more -- Learn more (June 2012)

Learning from a Partnership for Child Nutrition in India
New paper collects key achievements and lessons learned from the Bhavishya Alliance -- Learn more (May 2012)

Become a Senior Fellow
The Senior Fellows make up an international network of distinguished civil society leaders committed to collaborative efforts that address the underlying causes of poverty and inequity — Learn more (April 2012)

Ethiopia Learning Journey
We’re helping Ethiopia’s Agricultural Transformation Agency staff better understand the lives of a small-scale farmers and their families — Read more (April 2012)

University for a Night June 5 in New York City
University for a Night will bring together over 300 global leaders for an evening of sharing ideas and experiences about working together to overcome poverty. The evening will feature President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, who will receive David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award. -- Learn more (April 2012)

Chintan wins U.S. Secretary of State’s Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls
This Indian organization is led by Synergos Senior Fellow Bharati Chaturvedi -- Learn more (February 2012)

New Senior Fellows Announced for 2012
Synergos has selected 10 exceptional nonprofit leaders - such as Meitamei Olol-Dapash, who is promoting the rights of Kenya’s Maasai community while conserving the environment - as new members of the Senior Fellows Network; they join 123 other leaders from more than 40 countries - Learn more (January 2012)

2011

The Commons Newsletter Spring Issue
With updates from our global networks and video South Africa and Jordan — Read more (December 2011)

Philanthropy for peace
Global Giving Matters looks at the efforts of two philanthropists -- Tom Oliver and Steve Killelea -- to build momentum for peace -- Read article (November 2011)

Blueprint for Country-Driven Health Programs
An article in The Lancet identifies key factors in improving country-ownership of health programs, drawing upon experience including Synergos’ work in Namibia -- Learn more (October 2011)

LINC is finalist for McNulty Prize and the Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change Award
Both awards recognize LINC’s work helping children in South Africa -- Learn more (October 2011)

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Congratulations to our former board member, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, who shares the prize with Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman -- Learn more (October 2011)

David Nabarro on nutrition and development in Namibia
Message from David Nabarro, the UN Special Representative on Food Security and Nutrition, on the connections between nutrition and child development in Namibia. -- Watch video (September 2011)

Bob Dunn on collaboration at Forbes.com
Forbes.com’s Leadership blog interviewed Bob Dunn, Synergos’ CEO, about how we inspire and support sustainable and systems-changing collaboration -- Read more (September 2011)

Synergos 2010 Annual Report
Describing our work and accomplishments around the world -- Get report (August 2011)

University for a Night in Africa is October 12
(August 2011)

Video: LINC South Africa is finalist for McNulty Prize
LINC founder and Synergos Senior Fellow Ann Lamont recognized for inspiring young people -- See video (July 2011)

Using microenterprise to improve education in Ghana
Global Giving Matters looks at Irene and Liesel Pritzker’s IDP Rising Schools Program -- Read article (July 2011)

The Commons Newsletter Spring Issue
With updates from our global networks and video from Pakistan and Canada — Read more (May 2011)

Video: Ahp-cii-uk Improves Quality of Life in Communities in Canada
The Aboriginal Leadership Initiative, known locally as Ahp-Cii-Uk, has been named a regional finalist for Canada’s Premier’s Awards — Watch video (May 2011)

Video: Maryam’s Mission in Pakistan
Al Jazeera looks at the work of Synergos Senior Fellow Maryam Bibi supporting development for women, girls, and strong families in very difficult circumstances in Pakistan — Watch video (April 2011)

University for a Night Highlights
Synergos thanks all the event speakers, supporters and participants. A transcript of the plenary discussion, photos and video highlights are online — Learn more (April 2011)

Become a Senior Fellow
The Senior Fellows make up an international network of distinguished civil society leaders committed to collaborative efforts that address the underlying causes of poverty and inequity — Learn more (April 2011)

Inc. looks at social entrepreneurship; Microsoft supports Arab World Social Innovators
Spport for social entrepreneurship, including through our Social Innovators program, is building in the Middle East and North Africa — Read more (February 2011)

New Senior Fellows Announced for 2011
Synergos has selected 11 exceptional nonprofit leaders - such as Catalina Cock Duque, who works on peace education and services for children affected by conflict in Colombia - as new members of the Senior Fellows Network; they join 110 other leaders from almost 40 countries - Learn more (February 2011)

2010

Help Synergos Fight Poverty: Donate
Your contribution can change the systems that keep people in poverty in places like India, the Middle East, and Southern Africa -- Learn more (December 2010)

African Health Leadership Initiative webite
The initiative to improve the impact of national health systems, starting in Namibia, has a new website — Visit site (November 2010)

Movement Building for Sustainability
In this presentation, Synergos’ Barry Smith explores the importance of social movements and bridging leadership in Africa — Read presentation (November 2010)

Video: Moving Quickly on Emergencies
An early outcome of our public health partnership in Namibia is reduction of ambulance response times in Windhoek — Watch video (November 2010)

Seeking Arab World Social Innovators
We are accepting nominations and applications for the second class of our Arab World Social Innovators Program — Learn more (October 2010)

The Commons Newsletter Fall Issue
With updates on work in places including the India, the Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa and Mexico, plus events in New York City — Read more (October 2010)

University for a Night in Africa
Over 170 leaders from business, civil society and government came together to share ways to build a more equitable society in Africa -- Learn more (October 2010)

Senior Fellow’s Partnership Recognized at Clinton Global Initiative
M’hammed Abbad Andaloussi is working to improve education in Morocco — Learn more (September 2010)

Pakistan’s Unimaginable Devastation
Raza Jafar, a Pakistani member of the Global Philanthropists Circle, reports on the crisis in his country and ways you can help — Learn more (August 2010)

Help Response to the Flooding in Pakistan
Pakistani members of our networks suggest ways you can help — Learn more (August 2010)

Synergos 2009 Annual Report
Describing our work and accomplishments in a challenging year -- Get report (July 2010)

Saving Mothers’ Lives in Namibia
McKinsey & Company’s Thokozile Lewanika looks at efforts underway to improve maternal health care in Namibia — Watch video (June 2010)

Global Philanthropists Circle 2010 Annual Meeting
Video highlights and transcripts of the plenary sesssions from the meeting, which had an overall theme of “Making Investments for Social Impact” are online -- Learn more (June 2010)

Zainab SalbiUniversity for a Night 2010
Thanks to all participants and supporters at this special event — See photos, plenary transcript and video highlights (May 2010)

Entrepreneurs promoting philanthropy and action
Global Giving Matters looks at the work of Pamela Hawley and Ben Goldhirsh -- Read article (May 2010)

Become a Senior Fellow
The Senior Fellows make up an international network of distinguished civil society leaders committed to collaborative efforts that address the underlying causes of poverty and inequity — Learn more (April 2010)

Souktel JobMatch in New York Times
Souktel is given among examples of how cell phones are being used to advance social, economic and political development around the world -- Learn more (April 2010)

Shiekh Tariq Bin Faisil Al Qassimi to Chair Arab World Social Innovators Program
Sheikh Al Qassimi brings experience and vision in Arab social innovation to Synergos -- Learn more (March 2010)

Namibian babyNamibian Health Authorities Tackle Maternal Mortality
A report from Namibia on the challenges and successes of the maternal health projects, part of the Synergos African Public Health Leadership & Systems Innovation Initiative. Read article (February 2010)

University for a Night 2010 is Wednesday, May 5 (February 2010)

Matching Processes to Problems
In Global Giving Matters, Adele Simmons explores emerging trends and challenges for philanthropy in the coming decade -- Read article (February 2010)

New Senior Fellows Announced for 2010
Synergos has selected 12 exceptional nonprofit leaders - such as Tomaida Banda of the Child Protection Society in Zimbabwe - as new members of the Senior Fellows Network; they join 100 other Senior Fellows from more than 30 countries - Learn more (February 2010)

Greg Carr’s Work in Mozambique Profiled in The New Yorker
Carr, a member of the Global Philanthropists Circle, is promoting conservation and sustainable development in Gorongosa National Park - Read more (January 2010)

Arab World Social Innovators Program News
Synergos’ Arab World Social Innovators program includes 22 exceptional Social Innovators who are each transforming a powerful idea into a growing social venture - Learn more (January 2010)

Africans Respond to Crisis in Haiti
The Africa for Haiti Campaign is helping mobilize support for recovery in Haiti - Learn more (January 2010)

Haiti Earthquake: Help the Response
Partners in Health is mobilizing resources to respond to this terrible crisis - Learn more (January 2010)

Video: Arab World Social Innovators in Action
Captures the work of four Synergos Arab World Social Innovators Program - Rana Dajani in Jordan and Ali Abu Awwad, Mohammed al-Kilany, and Nureddin Amro in Palestine - Watch video (January 2010)

The Commons Newsletter Winter Issue
With updates on work in places including Canada, India, the Middle East/North Africa, and Southern Africa - Read more (January 2010)

2009

Global Philanthropists Circle Members Talk about the Circle
GPC members from Colombia, France, Italy, Indonesia and Mexico describe the value participation in the GPC offers -- Watch video (December 2009)

Social Innovators in USAID Frontlines
The Synergos Arab World Social Innovators are featured in the US Agency for International Development’s Frontlines magazine – Learn more (December 2009)

Program Highlights 2009
Learn about Synergos’ impact supporting leaders and partnerships around the world to change the systems that keep people in poverty -- See highlights (November 2009)

Leading by Doing for Public Health in Namibia
Synergos is building a strong, united team of leaders to improve health service delivery -- Learn more (November 2009)

Isolation, Generosity, Giving, and Receiving
In Global Giving Matters, Kim Samuel-Johnson examines the importance of strengthening connections between donors and the communities they provide resources to, using the example of her own philanthropy -- Read article (November 2009)

Global Philanthropists Circle Annual Meeting
Video highlights of the plenary sesssions from the meeting, which had an overall theme of “Leading Collaboration for Social Change” are online -- Watch videos (October 2009)

Help Response to Typhoon and Flooding in the Philippines
Philippine civil society and government groups need support to respond to the storm, which has displaced at least 350,000 people —  How to help (October 2009)

University for a Night Highlights
With full text of the plenary discussion, plus photos and video highlights — Learn more (October 2009)

Global Giving Matters Looks at Philanthropy to Address Climate Change
Finding ways to help communities in the developing world both mitigate and adapt to climate change is thus a key challenge for global philanthropy — Read article (August 2009)

Kamal Mouzawak Uses Cuisine to Bridge Divides in Lebanon
Agence France Presse writes about the work of Kamal Mouzawak to perpetuate Lebanon's rich culinary tradition through his Souk el Tayeb farmers market, which is helping several dozen small-scale farmers and producers — Read article(August 2009)

Scrap of Decency – Bharati Chaturvedi Op-Ed in New York Times
Synergos Senior Fellow Bharati Chaturvedi wrote an opinion piece about urban scrap collectors around the world and how governments and societies should integrate them into the formal economy — Read op-ed (August 2009)

Social Change: Who Will Make It Happen?
Synergos’ Peggy Dulany and Barry Smith explore the role of social entrepreneurs in fostering social change — Read article (August 2009)

In Memoriam: Corazon Aquino, Bridging Leader
We note with sorrow the passing of Corazon Aquino, a tireless advocate for democracy and broad-based development and 2005 recipient of the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award — Read more (August 2009)

Microfinance and Peace in Colombia
An international conference explored how microcredit can help bring lasting peace to people in conflicted and post-conflict environments — Learn more (July 2009)

Become a Senior Fellow
The Senior Fellows make up an international network of distinguished civil society leaders committed to collaborative efforts that address the underlying causes of poverty and inequity — Learn more (July 2009)

Synergos 2008 Annual Report
We are distributing this overview of our work and achievements in 2008 exclusively online, rather than printing -- Get the report (June 2009)

Arab World Social Innovators on BBC Radio
Three Social Innovators -- Raghda el-Ebrashi of Egypt, Kamal Mouzawak Lebanon and Aref Husseini of Palestine -- comment on their work and the challenges they confront as local changemakers -- Learn more and listen online (June 2009)

Workshop on Corporate Philanthropy in Mexico
Synergos is co-organizing a learning event on Corporate Philanthropy in Mexico: Building Multi-sectoral Collaboration on June 30 in Mexico City -- Learn more (June 2009)

Arab World Social Innovator on CNN
The work of Yousef al-Deek, a Synergos Arab World Social Innovator, will be featured on CNN International the week of April 22-26 -- See schedule or watch online (April 2009)

Arab World Social Innovators at Skoll World Forum
Synergos presented at the “Innovators in Action” session, which featured three members of our new Arab World Social Innovators program -- Read article (March 2009)

Global Giving Matters looks at Steve Killelea and the Global Peace Index
Through the Global Peace Index and other initiatives, Australia’s Steve Killelea is making an economic and ethical case for ending conflict around the world -- Read article (March 2009)

The Commons Newsletter Spring Issue
With updates on work in places including Brazil, the Middle East/North Africa and Namibia - Read more (March 2009)

In Memoriam: Lúcia Moreira Salles
Lúcia Moreira Salles, a member of Synergos' board and of the Global Philanthropists Circle, passed away on January 24; she will be missed -- More about Lúcia (February 2009)

Support Synergos' Work with an Online Donation
Synergos has put in place a new online donation system -- Please Give Now (January 2009)

Help Support Convoy for Peace: Sderot-Gaza
Global Philanthropists Circle member Daniel Kropf is helping organize convoys of humanitarian aid to communities in Gaza and Southern Israel under the auspices of a group of Rabbis, Imams and Christian clergy; this initiative needs support -- Learn more (January 2009)

2008

Global Giving Matters Profiles Swanee Hunt
Hunt, a member of the Global Philanthropists Circle, brings a gender perspective to the fields of conflict resolution and peace through an approach called “inclusive security” Read article (December 2008)

Best Wishes for the New Year
(December 2008)

The Commons Newsletter Winter Issue
With updates on work in places including Brazil, the Middle East/North Africa and Southern Africa -- Read more (December 2008)

Program Highlights
Some updates on Synergos programs to help overcome poverty and bridge divides around the world -- Learn more (December 2008)

New Network for Middle East Social Entrepreneurs
Synergos' Arab World Social Innovators Program is helping support 22 leaders from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine who are working to address poverty and social inequality in the region -- Learn more (December 2008)

Help Families Rebuild from Floods in Brazil
Intense rains in Santa Catarina, Brazil, have displaced thousands of people and killed over 100; a group we work with in Brazil is helping low-income families rebuild their homes in the wake of this distaster -- Support the response (December 2008)

Discussion with Ahmed Kathrada
Synergos hosted a discussion with South Africa's Ahmed Kathrada, who talked about his his experience in prison, in the anti-apartheid movement, and in the new South Africa, as well as his latest book, A Simple Freedom -- Watch highlights (November 2008)

New Senior Fellows Announced for 2009
-- Synergos has selected seven exceptional nonprofit leaders as new members of the Senior Fellows Network; they join 100 other Senior Fellows from more than 30 countries -- Learn more (November 2008)

GPC Member Greg Carr's Work on 60 Minues, Sunday, October 26
-- The Carr Foundation is working with the Government of Mozambique to restore Gorongosa National Park and promote culturally and environmentally sustainable development for local people -- Learn more (October 2008)

Global Philanthropists Circle 2008 Annual Meeting Video, Photos and Transcripts (October 2008)

University for a Night 2008 Video, Photos and Plenary Transcript (October 2008)

Global Giving Matters Profiles Emilio Azcárraga
Using synergies created by his media company Televisa, Azcárraga is changing corporate philanthropy in Mexico -- Read article (September 2008)

University for a Night on Slate.com
Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan describes meeting Fazle Hasan Abed of BRAC at University for a Night in her blog at slate.com -- Read post (September 2008)

The Commons Newsletter Fall Issue
With updates on work in places including Brazil, the Middle East/North Africa, Namibia, Thailand and India -- Read more (September 2008)

Global Giving Matters Interview with Jon Stryker
He shares his experience as a philanthropist supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights -- Read article (August 2008)

2008 Welcome from the Chair and the President
(July 2008)

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf gives 6th Nelson Mandela Lecture
Mrs. Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and a former member of Synergos' board, talked about democracy and development in Africa on the occasion of Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday -- See speech (July 2008)

Celso Grecco featured in Newsweek
Synergos Senior Fellow Celso Grecco's efforts to promote social investment through a “Social Stock Exchange” in Brazil are featured in Newsweek -- Read article (June 2008)

The Commons Newsletter Summer Issue
With updates on work in places including Brazil, Canada, the Middle East/North Africa, Namibia, South Africa and the US-Mexico border -- Read more (June 2008)

Become a Senior Fellow
The Senior Fellows make up an international network of distinguished civil society leaders committed to collaborative efforts that address poverty social justice and community development. Application deadline is July 14 -- Learn more (June 2008)

Images of Change Along the US-Mexico Border
This photo gallery shows how community foundations and local people are improving lives along the US-Mexico border -- Visit gallery (June 2008)

Calling Social Innovators in the Middle East/North Africa
Synergos is accepting applications for our Social Innovators Program, which will support outstanding social pioneers who are implementing innovative projects in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco or Palestine to improve quality of life for people in those five geographies -- Learn more (May 2008)

Support Recovery in Myanmar
Although Synergos does not work in Myanmar, colleagues at the UN Foundation and other organizations are working to help recovery from the terrible cyclone in the region (May 2008)

Ron Bruder in Fortune Small Business
Global Philanthropists Circle Member Ron Bruder's efforts to promote employment opportunities in the Middle East are featured in Fortune Small Business -- Read article (April 2008)

Global Giving Matters Looks at Philanthropy and the Environment
Philanthropists are using their resources to engage communities in efforts to protect the environment and work against climate change -- Read article (April 2008)

Yuma Sun on US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership
Arizona's Yuma Sun covers the Border Philanthropy Partnership's ninth Learning Community -- Read article (April 2008)

Gazeta Mercantil (do Brasil) entrevista Robert Dunn, CEO do Synergos (April 2008)

Become a Senior Fellow
The Senior Fellows make up an international network of distinguished civil society leaders committed to collaborative efforts that address poverty social justice and community development -- Learn more (April 2008)

Peggy Dulany interview in South Africa
Business Day talked with Synergos' founder about how each of us can help bridge the divides between rich and poor -- Read article (March 2008)

The Commons Newsletter Spring Issue
With updates on work in places including Canada, the Middle East/North Africa and Namibia -- Read more (March 2008)

Synergos Rated with Four Stars
Charity Navigator, the United States' most-used online evaluator of nonprofit organizations has given Synergos four stars -- the highest rating -- Read more (February 2008)

Global Giving Matters Looks at Social Entrepreneurship
Philanthropists have recently become more interested in social entrepreneurship; Global Giving Matters examines this emerging field and reports on opportunities philanthropists have to move the field forward -- Read article (January 2008)

Support Relief and Recovery from the Floods in Mozambique
Southern Africa has experienced heavy rains that have displaced thousands of people; our partner in Mozambique, the Foundation for Community Development, is helping people hurt by this disaster -- Support the response (January 2008)

2007

Giving As a Way to Build Bridges
In a San Diego Union-Tribune op-ed, Synergos' Peggy Dulany and Ann Tartre describe how philanthropy along the US-Mexico border builds connections among people and communities -- Read article (December 2007)

The Commons Newsletter Winter Issue
The inaugural issue of Synergos' newsletter, The Commons, offers highlights from late 2007 -- Read/subscribe (December 2007)

Ackerman Family Wins Inthayelo Award
The Ackermans of South Africa, a member family of the Global Philanthropists Circle, has won the 2007 Inyathelo Award for Family Philanthropy -- Read more (December 2007)

New Partnerships for Child Nutrition
John Heller examines the innovative process Synergos has used to create an inclusive partnership in India in Alliance magazine -- Read article (December 2007)

Support Flood Relief in Mexico
Synergos' long-term partner, the International Community Foundation, is mobilizing resources to help those in need -- Give online (November 2007)

FT on Philanthropic Networking
The Financial Times looks at how networks of activists and donors, such as the Global Philanthropists Circle, are leveraging ideas and resources for social change -- Read article (November 2007)

Social Justice and Inclusive Partnerships
Synergos' Barry Smith examines the concept of social justice and how inclusive partnerships can help us achieve it -- Read paper (November 2007)

2007 GPC Annual Meeting
On October 4, more than 100 philanthropists came together for the Annual Meeting of the Global Philanthropists Circle to explore overcoming global challenges through passion, innovation and partnership -- Read highlights (October 2007)

University for a Night 2007
Leaders from around the world came together on October 4 to share ideas about overcoming poverty and other critical global issues. We also honored Nelson Mandela and the Gates Family -- See highlights (October 2007)

Interview with Synergos' Founder Peggy Dulany
Dulany shares her thoughts on Synergos' 20 years of accomplishments, learning, and directions for the future (In Alliance -- Read more (October 2007)

US-Mexico Border Collaboration on Health
Border Philanthropy Partnership convenes foundation leaders and health experts to address complex health issues shared by border communities -- Learn more (October 2007)

Global Giving Matters #31 Online
Looking at two examples of philanthropy in Kenya, by business leader Manu Chandaria and UK-based philanthropist Chris Mathias -- Read articles (October 2007)

2006 Synergos Annual Report
This report covers a selection of our work with a sample of our partners and networks in places such as India and the US-Mexico border -- Get report (October 2007)

2007 Welcome from the Chair and the President
(September 2007)

Bhavishya Alliance Launches Website
The Bhavishya Alliance is working across sectors to develop initiatives to address malnutrition in India -- Visit site (September 2007)

Partnership for Child Nutrition in the News in India
The Indian Express reported on the startup and work of the Bhavishya Alliance, which is working across sectors to develop initiatives to address malnutrition in India -- Read article (August 2007)

Global Giving Matters #30 Online
Looking at strategies for promoting women's philanthropic leadership and the importance of philanthropy that empowers women and girls -- Read articles (August 2007)

University for a Night 2007
Join us on October 4 for an evening of sharing ideas about overcoming poverty and other critical global issues. We will also honor Nelson Mandela and the Gates Family -- Learn more (July 2007)

Synergos at Twenty: Campaign for the Future
Contribute to Synergos as it celebrates 20 years of partnering to overcome poverty -- Learn more (July 2007)

Twentieth Anniversary Reflection
Synergos recently convened a group of partners and supporters to examine two decades of work together and explore a path for the future -- Read report (June 2007)

Partnership for Child Nutrition India Update
Synergos has supported this innovative partnership to halve the rate of child undernutrition in India by 2015 -- Get update (June 2007)

Become a Senior Fellow
The Senior Fellows make up an international network of distinguished civil society leaders committed to collaborative efforts that address the underlying causes of poverty and inequity -- Learn more (June 2007)

Canada's Journey in Social Justice Philanthropy
Notes from a presentation by representatives of Community Foundations of Canada -- Learn more (April 2007)

US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership 8th Learning Community
The Border Partnership improves quality of life for low income families and communities by strengthening community foundations and promoting philanthropy in the region -- Learn more (April 2007)

Global Giving Matters #29 online
Profiling five young "next generation philanthropists" who are using their wealth, time, connections and ideas to address issues around the world -- Read articles (April 2007)

Synergos in Southern Africa
Building upon Southern African traditions of social giving and mutual help, Synergos is working with local partners to meet critical development challenges -- Learn more (April 2007)

New York Times on "New Philanthropists"
The Times examines growing interest in strategic planning for charitable gifts and the role of support services, such as the Global Philanthropists Circle, in helping philanthropists give effectively -- Read article -- registration required (March 2007)

Finding solutions to complex social problems in South Africa
Synergos' Barry Smith examines the persistence of development challenges in South Africa and the importance of social justice philanthropy in overcoming them -- Read article (March 2007)

Samuel Family Foundation supports partnerships
The Samuel Family Foundation is supporting efforts to dramatically reduce poverty and other social problems around the world by providing US$250,000 to Synergos Canada, a newly organized trust based in Toronto -- Learn more (March 2007)

Sustainable Food Lab February News
The Sustainable Food Lab creates innovations that make food systems more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable -- Read newsletter (February 2007)

Global Giving Matters #28 Online
Examining the increasing attention philanthropic actors of all kinds -- from individuals to foundations to corporations -- are paying to the issue of access to clean water -- Read articles (January 2007)

2006

Best Wishes for the New Year
(December 2006)

Online Knowledge Base Launched
The Synergos Knowledge Base collects learning from our global network about strengthening philanthropy and creating partnerships to build a better world -- Visit the Knowledge Base (December 2006)

Contribute Magazine Interviews Peggy Dulany
Contribute: The People and Ideas of Giving talked with Synergos' Chair Peggy Dulany about the Global Philanthropists Circle she created with her father David Rockefeller -- Read interview (November 2006)

GPC Annual Meeting Highlights
On October 12, more than 100 philanthropists came together for the Annual Meeting of the Global Philanthropists Circle to explore overcoming global challenges through passion, innovation and partnership -- Read and view video highlights (November 2006)

Partnership for Child Nutrition in India
Synergos is working with Unilever, Unicef-India and a group of Indian organizations in a Partnership for Child Nutrition to dramatically reduce child malnutrition -- Learn more (November 2006)

2004-2005 Synergos Report Available
This report covers a selection of our work with a sample of our partners and other groups in places such as Brazil, India and the US-Mexico border (November 2006)

Creating a Climate for Social Change in Brazil
A look at Synergos' work with innovative organizations and philanthropists in Brazil (November 2006)

Global Giving Matters #27 Online
Featuring the work of Raymond Chambers to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (November 2006)

University for a Night
Synergos thanks all sponsors and participants; this special evening featured philanthropist Ted Turner, Coca-Cola CEO Neville Isdell, Ingrid Srinath of India's Child Rights and You, and Liberia's Ambassador to the US Charles Minor -- a plenary transcript is available (October 2006)

Bridging the LGBT Divide in South Africa
On October 17 in New York, Synergos and The Atlantic Philanthropies will host a dialogue on Realizing Human and Socio-Economic Rights for Gay and Lesbian People in South Africa (September 2006)

CNN to Air Program on AID Village Clinics
Global Philanthropist Circle Member Ann Lurie created this innovative health model that delivers healthcare across a large, rural and resource-poor area of South East Kenya (September 2006)

US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership Summer Newsletter
With details on the Partnership's 7th learning community, corporate philanthropy, community foundation initiatives and more (In Border Partnership, September 2006)

University for a Night on October 12
This special evening will feature Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, philanthropist Ted Turner, Coca-Cola CEO Neville Isdell and Ingrid Srinath of India's Child Rights and You -- Join us (September 2006)

US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership's Learning Community
This seventh learning community brought together 80 leaders from the US and Mexico to explore "Sustainability for Community Impact" (In Border Partnership, August 2006)

Building a Culture of Giving and "Social Justice Philanthropy"
Synergos' Barry Smith looks at how businesses in South Africa can build upon that country's culture of giving in their social investment work (July 2006)

Global Giving Matters #26 Online
Featuring the Global Fund for Women's efforts to empower women around the world and create a network of "donor activists" (July 2006)

2006 Welcome from the Chair and the President
(July 2006)

Sustainable Food Lab Venture Meeting Report
Documenting the worldshop held in New Orleans in May 30 to June 2, 2006 (In Sustainable Food Lab, June 2006)

Synergos Moves!
Our main office in New York City moved in early June, and our offices in Rio de Janeiro and San Diego have also recently moved -- Note details (June 2006)

Sustainable Food Lab May News
The Sustainable Food Lab creates innovations that make food systems more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable (In Sustainable Food Lab, May 2006)

Partnership for Child Nutrition Launched in India
Synergos is working with Unilever, Unicef-India and a group of Indian organizations in a Partnership for Child Nutrition to dramatically reduce child malnutrition -- Learn more (April 2006)

Global Giving Matters #25 Online
Examing Bill Clinton's efforts to get the private sector more involved in fighting poverty and the Nike Foundation's strategic focus on helping girls and women (March 2006)

Sustainable Food Lab March News
The Sustainable Food Lab creates innovations that make food systems more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable (In Sustainable Food Lab, March 2006)

Community Foundations: Silver Bullet or Just Part of the Answer?
Synergos' Shari Turitz and other leaders in the field of global philanthropy talk with Alliance magazine about community foundations (In Alliance, March 2006)

US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership: A Dream Becomes a Reality
This partnership of funders is strengthening community philanthropy and improving quality of life along the border (March 2006)

The Economist on the "Business of Giving"
The magazine explores the increasing emphasis wealthy people around the world are placing on the effectiveness of their philanthropy, with some comments from Synergos Chair Peggy Dulany (In The Economist, February 2006)

Interview with Synergos' President Robert Dunn
Dunn shares his perspectives on Synergos' strategy of fostering collaboration to address the complex problem of poverty with Alliance Extra (In Alliance, February 2006)

Sustainable Food Lab February News
The Sustainable Food Lab creates innovations that make food systems more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable (In Sustainable Food Lab, February 2006)

2005

Global Giving Matters #24 Online
Featuring a look at efforts by two individuals to use their considerable wealth to stimulate community partnerships in challenging urban environments in Brazil (December 2005)

Future of Philanthropy in Brazil: Creating a More Diverse Sector
As civil society's role in shaping change in Brazil expands, the philanthropic environment is changing as well (In Global Philanthropy & Foundation Building, December 2005)

JPMorgan Chase Supports US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership
$210,000 social investment will improve the quality of life in the border region (In Border Partnership, November 2005)

Sustainable Food Lab November News
The Sustainable Food Lab creates innovations that make food systems more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable (In Sustainable Food Lab, November 2005)

Help recovery from the South Asia Earthquake
Support national and international organizations responding to this disaster (November 2005)

Robert H. Dunn to Join Synergos
A leader in the fields of responsible business practices, philanthropy and public policy, Mr. Dunn will become the organization's third President on November 3 (October 2005)

Global Giving Matters #23 Online
Featuring a Q&A with the director of the Shell Foundation on market-based approaches to overcoming poverty (September 2005)

Support Recovery from Hurricane Katrina
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation and the Greater New Orleans Foundation are playing important roles in response to this disaster; you can help (September 2005)

Sustainable Food Lab August Newsletter Available
The Sustainable Food Lab creates innovations that make food systems more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable (August 2005)

University for a Night is November 2
Join leaders from around the world -- including Corazon Aquino, James Wolfensohn and Surakiart Sathirathai -- for an evening of discussion about making change to creating a better world (August 2005)

Call for Applications for the Senior Fellows Program
The Senior Fellows program brings together some of the top minds in organized philanthropy from around the world to learn from one another, to combine energy on issues of mutual concern, and to share knowledge with others (July 2004)

Case Study in Strategic Private Philanthropy
Examines how membership by María Eugenia Garcés and her family in the Global Philanthropists Circle has enhanced their innovative efforts to promote restorative justice in Colombia (In Global Philanthropy & Foundation Building, July 2005)

Open Source Philanthropy
Synergos Board member Peter Karoff examines the open source movement in technology and the potential for what he calls "open source philanthropy" -- philanthropy characterized by openess, transparency and interdependence. (June 2005)

Global Giving Matters #22 Online
Examining new approaches to use philanthorpy to bridge divides between the Muslim and Western worlds (June 2005)

Veterans of Global Conflict Point to Peace in Colombia
An initiative for restorative justice in Colombia builds upon experience from South Africa and around the world (May 2005)

Bruce Schearer to Retire at Year-End
After 18 years of distinguished service, first as executive director and then as president, Bruce Schearer has decided to retire from Synergos at year-end (May 2005)

World We Want Video Discussion
On May 17, The Philanthropic Initiative is videocasting a disussion with Synergos Chair Peggy Dulany on "Eliminating Extreme Poverty -- Attainable Goal or Unrealizable Dream?" (May 2005)

Global Giving Matters #21 Online
Featuring an interview with Ratan N. Tata of India on family and corporate philanthropy in that country (April 2005)

US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership April Newsletter
With articles on foundation governance, sustainability, corporate philanthropy and engaging individual donors (April 2005)

Bridging Leadership Resource Center Re-Launched
The BLRC is a collection of case studies and training materials to promote a style of leadership that focuses on creating and sustaining effective working relationships among key partners and stakeholders to overcome important problems. (February 2005)

US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership and the Digital Divide
Foundations in the Partnership are paying increasing attention to the impact of the digital divide on the work of NGOs and community groups support, and on their own relationships with those groups. (February 2005)

Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster
The thoughts and hearts of Synergos' staff and board are with those people affected by the terrible tsunamis in the Indian Ocean. While the focus of our work is on long-term development, some of the groups with which we work are helping to respond to the disaster. (January 2005)

Rate Projects at Global Giving
Several projects launched by members of the Global Philanthropists Circle have been nominated to compete for funding at the Conference on Borderless Giving. The public can vote online to select the top 15 projects that will make it to the next round of the competition. (January 2005)

Global Giving Matters # 20 Online
This issue features two articles about new approaches to promote collaboration among groups working to respond to major disasters. (January 2005)

2004

Alliance Magazine Focuses on Global Giving
The December, 2004 issue examines the state of global philanthropy and what needs to be done to keep the growing movement going. Synergos board member Adele Simmons is the guest editor. (December 2004)

Mexico's Vamos Foundation: Social Justice Through People-Centered Development
With the engagement of private businesses, the International Youth Foundation and Synergos, the Vamos Foundation is conducting a range of youth-focused projects across Mexico (December 2004)

New Learning and Training Initiative Enables Filipinos to Overcome Long-standing Societal Divides
With support from Mirant Philippines, the Asian Institute of Management has established the first-of-its-kind Center for Bridging Societal Divides to further refine the bridging methodology and develop a pool of bridging leaders in Asia and beyond. (December 2004)

Global Philanthropists Circle Member Promotes Justice in Colombia
With inspiration from South Africa, María Eugenia Garcés helps launch a program for restorative justice in Colombia. (December 2004)

2003 Annual Report Available
This report covers a selection of our work with a sample of our partners and other groups in places such as Colombia, Mexico, the Philippines and Zimbabwe. (December 2004)

Global Giving Matters # 19 Online
This issue examines a leadership training program for PricewaterhouseCoopers executives that builds connections to community development, and an interview about the corporate social responsibility movement in Brazil. (October 2004)

Global Giving Matters # 18 Online
This issue features an examination of efforts by Brazil’s Orsa Group, and its social responsibility arm the Orsa Foundation, to promote integrated development in a region of the Amazon rainforest. (August 2004)

Message from Synergos Chair Peggy Dulany (August 2004)

Message from Synergos President S. Bruce Schearer
(August 2004)

Innovations in Strategic Philanthropy
Through our participation in the International Network on Strategic Philanthropy, Synergos is advancing understading of philanthropic innovations in different parts of the world, including Indonesia, Mexico and the Philippines. (In Global Philanthropy & Foundation Building, June 2004)

Global Giving Matters # 17 Online
This issue examines the philanthropic efforts of the Lopez family in the Philippines and also contains brief news about philanthropy in Eritrea, India, Indonesia, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. (May 2004)

Call for Nominations for Trustees of Southern Africa Trust
Our partner the Southern African Grantmakers' Association and others are creating a new funding and financing mechanism in Southern Africa. Trustees are sought for this important effort. (April 2004)

2002-2003 Annual Report Available
This report covers a selection of our work with a sample of our partners in places such as Brazil, Ecuador, Mozambique, South Africa, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and the US-Mexico border. (April 2004)

Global Giving Matters # 16 Online
This month's feature story examines the Medersat.com initiative in Morocco which takes an integrated approach to community development with education as a focus. (March 2004)

Financing Development in Southeast Asia
This research examines how foundations in Southeast Asia can increase their financial viability and in turn meet their critical missions to alleviate poverty and create social change. (March 2004)

Call for Applications for the Senior Fellows Program
The Senior Fellows program creates opportunities for foundation colleagues from around the world to learn from one another, to combine energy on issues of mutual concern, and to share knowledge with others. (March 2004)

Innovative Development Network
Through a 12-person Steering Committee, the IDN hosts events and provides a forum for discussion on poverty-related issues. Nominations are being sought for this Steering Committee. (February 2004)

Global Giving Matters # 15 Online
This issue features a two-part article on how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is mobilizing dynamic partnerships on the ground to deliver lifesaving vaccines -- and sustainable healthcare solutions -- to some of the most remote and impoverished communities in the developing world. (January 2004)

2003

Creando una Fundación: Guía Práctica para profesionales con base en experiencias de África, Asia y América Latina
Dividido en cinco secciones correspondientes a áreas claves en la creación y fortalecimiento de fundaciones. (In Global Philanthropy & Foundation Building, November 2003)

Global Giving Matters # 14 Online
This issue examines how thoughtful corporate and individual philanthropy is building capacity in the developing world to address two distinct global tragedies: the deadly AIDS pandemic and the physical disabilities that consign millions of children to a lifetime of neglect and wasted potential (November 2003)

Abrinq: Dedicated to the Rights of Brazil's Children and Adolescents
The Abrinq Foundation, one of Synergos' partners in Brazil, is an innovator in mobilizing resources for social justice in that country (October 2003)

Global Giving Matters # 13 Online
Interest in formal structures to support diaspora philanthropy -- the transfer of resources by diaspora communities back to their home countries -- is growing. This issue's feature story examines the process to create such a structure for Colombians in the United States. (September 2003)

Synergos Achievements in Ecuador
Update on our work and achievements in Ecuador in partnership with the Esquel-Ecuador Foundation. (August 2003)

Social Justice Philanthropy
This set of papers, including proceedings of Meeting of the International Working Group on Social Justice Philanthropy and a survey from five countries, explore the concept of social justice and how philanthropy can support it. (In Global Philanthropy & Foundation Building, August 2003)

Global Giving Matters # 12 Online
The concepts of partnership, scale, advocacy and policy impact are vitally important if philanthropy is to successfully address large-scale problems. The two features in this issue -- about the philanthropy of Alfredo Achar in Mexico and the recent Conference on Borderless Giving in California -- touch on these ideas. (August 2003)

A New Type of Leadership in Ecuador
Synergos's partner in Ecuador, the Esquel Foundation, has launched a leadership training program to better enable Ecuadorian citizens to bridge divides to build a more equitable world. (July 2003)

Global Giving Matters # 11 Online
This issue features an interview with Jamie Augusto Zobel de Ayala II, CEO of the Ayala Group, one of the largest and oldest commercial conglomerates in the Philippines and Co-Vice Chairman of the Ayala Foundation, about trends and issues in philanthropy in his country. (May 2003)

Ecuadorian Consortium for Social Responsibility Convenes Nationwide Capacity-building Event
With support from Synergos and the Esquel Foundation, the Ecuadorian Consortium for Social Responsibility brought together Ecuadorian organizations for a workshop on financial sustainability and resource mobilization for civil society. (May 2003)

University for a Night 2002 Report
With recommendations from the 36 table discussions and remarks from the plenary session. (April 2003)

Call for Applications for the Senior Fellows Program
The Senior Fellows program creates opportunities for foundation colleagues from around the world to learn from one another, to combine energy on issues of mutual concern, and to share knowledge with others. (April 2003)

What is Philanthropy for Social Justice?
Should philanthropy for social justice focus only on the most marginalized? Does this raise questions of fairness? How do we weigh the value of advocacy versus service provision? Synergos is working with foundation leaders from around the world to advance understanding of philanthropy for social justice. (In Global Philanthropy & Foundation Building, April 2003)

Global Giving Matters # 10 Online
This issue features a profile of philanthropist Mike Murray, who is working to close the gap between worldwide supply and demand for microcredit by providing financing to existing microfinance institutions, so they can scale up their programs reach many more clients. (March 2003)

US-Mexico Philanthropy Partnership Addresses Poverty Along Both Sides of the Border
A funder collaborative of nine regional, national and international funders has committed approximately $10 million to the US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership that will strengthen 21 community foundations on both sides of the border to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged communities. (March 2003)

Global Senior Fellows Meeting to Bring Together Foundation Leaders
Synergos will convene its fourth annual Global Senior Fellows Meeting in Oaxaca, Mexico on May 18-20. The meeting will bring together thirty-five representatives from emerging foundations in sixteen countries and will focus on the theme of Exploring the Link Between Foundations and Social Justice. (February 2003)

"Philanthropology 101" Workshop at Synergos
On February 28, Synergos hosted a workshop for foundation staff who are new to the field of philanthropy or who are under 40 years of age. Organized by Emerging Practitioners In Philanthropy, the workshop provided factual and personal perspectives on how different models of foundations support social change. (February 2003)

Brief Guides to Issues in Philanthropy
This set of guides looks at recent developments in important global issues -- such as HIV/AIDS, land mines, malaria and underdevelopment -- and offers suggestions of how philanthropists can help and where they can learn more. (In Global Giving Matters -- January 2003)

Global Giving Matters # 9 Online
This issue profiles José Ignacio Ávalos Hernández of Mexico, whose philanthropic efforts are noteworthy for their scale and also because of their many partnerships with the business community -- from small shop owners to leading Mexican companies. (January 2003)

2002

Southern Africa Program Updates
Overviews of our work in Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe and at a regional level. (December 2002)

2003 Class of Senior Fellows Will Strengthen Grantmaking Foundations Around the World
Senior Fellows are chief executives and senior managers of grantmaking foundations who strengthen other grantmaking foundations in developing countries by sharing their knowledge through consultancies, workshops and other events. (December 2002)

The Rise and Rise of Community Foundations
An overview of the emergence and increasing impact of community foundations in Southeast Asia and along the US-Mexico border, written for Alliance magazine. (In Global Philanthropy -- December 2002)

Partnership and Bridging Leadership in Building Stronger Communities
Keynote address by David Winder, Synergos' Director of Global Philanthropy & Foundation Building, at the 2002 Kenan Institute Cornerstone Conference on Corporate Leadership in the Community. (In Global Philanthropy -- November 2002)

Global Giving Matters # 8 Online
This issue features the philanthropic efforts of two families in South Africa to bring about substantial change around key issues including education, health care, economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. (November 2002)

New Directories of Civil Society Resource Organizations in Southeast Asia
Synergos and its local partner institutions have produced detailed examinations of these important grantmaking organizations in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. (November 2002)

University for a Night October 29 in New York City
Join us for an evening of stimulating and path-breaking dialogue to develop strategies to address social and economic disparities within the context of globalization. (October 2002)

Global Giving Matters # 7 Online
This issue explores the philanthropic efforts of the Aga Khan Development Network in Afghanistan. (September 2002)

US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership Meeting in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
The Partnership is a bi-national collaboration of national and regional funders and local community foundations dedicated to improving the quality of life in low-income communities in the rapidly growing US-Mexico border region. (September 2002)

Barry Smith to Join Synergos Staff as Regional Director, Southern Africa (September 2002)

Zimbabwe's Future
Notes from a ten-day visit by Synergos' President Bruce Schearer. (August 2002)

Invest in Mozambique with FDC
The Foundation for Community Development, Synergos's partner in Mozambique, is seeking support for projects to address pressing social issues in that country. (In the GPC Web Parlor-- August 2002)

Global Giving Matters # 6 Online
This issue features a profile of the California-based Flora Family Foundation that explores the way in which one wealthy family established a mechanism to support worthwhile initiatives worldwide. (July 2002)

Report on Southeast Asia Regional Conference on CSROs
This February, Synergos co-organized a regional conference onCritical Lessons from Best Practices for Civil Society Resource Organizations. A report from the conference is now online. (May 2002)

Global Giving Matters # 5 Online
This issue features an interview with Swiss business leader Stephan Schmidheiny, a pioneer in the environmental corporate responsibility movement, in which he shares his thoughts on philanthropy today, and its direction in the future. (May 2002)

GPC Web Parlor Launched
Synergos has launched the GPC Web Parlor as a private space for members of the Global Philanthropists Circle to share reflections, discuss experience and plan concrete action for global philanthropy. (April 2002)

Call for Applications for the Senior Fellows Program
The Senior Fellows program creates opportunities for foundation colleagues from around the world to learn from one another, to combine energy on issues of mutual concern, and to share knowledge with others. (April 2002)

Community Foundation Leaders from 15 Countries Meet in Namibia
A group of individuals at the forefront of building and strengthening the philanthropic infrastructure for causes such as poverty reduction, women's equality, overcoming HIV/AIDS, children's rights, and environmental protection met this month in Windhoek, Namibia for a conference to explore to improve the effectiveness of grantmaking foundations in developing countries. (March 2002)

Asset Based Community Development Workshop
This February Synergos organized two regional events in Southeast Asia -- the second regional conference of civil society resource organizations (CSROs -- in cooperation with the Philippine Business for Social Progress) and a workshop on asset based community development (ABCD). A report on the ABCD workshop is now online. (March 2002)

2001

Mozambique foundation to manage major US grant to combat HIV/AIDS
The Community Development Foundation (FDC) of Mozambique has been chosen to implement a three-year $11.5 million grant from the US Agency for International Development for a major anti-HIV/AIDS program. FDC is a Synergos partner. (October 2001)

Paper on Trends in Private Philanthropy in the Southern Hemisphere
Presented by Peggy Dulany, Synergos' Chair, and David Winder, Director, Global Philanthropy & Foundation Building. (In Global Philanthropy -- October 2001)

New Study on ODA Funding in Southeast Asia
about Japan's GAGRP partnership with Philippine nonprofit organzations. (In Global Philanthropy -- October 2001)

Criação de Fundações Guia Prático
Dividido em cinco seções correspondentes a áreas-chave para a criação e o fortalecimento das fundações: Formação, Administração e desenvolvimento institucional, Prioridades programáticas, Mobilização de recursos, e Comunicação e abrangência. (In Global Philanthropy-- October 2001)

A Message from Synergos Following the Terrible Events of September 11
Dialogue is essential to build understanding and common ground among diverse sectors in our world. The massive outpouring of goodwill in so many forms -- philanthropy, volunteers and the support of so many people from around the world -- makes us ever more committed to our mission and the work we are doing together. (September 2001)

New Book on Grantmakers in Brazil
Synergos and a Brazilian partner, the Group of Institutes, Foundations & Private Enterprises (GIFE), have published a groundbreaking study on grantmaking organizations in Brazil. The 178-page study, titled Recursos Privados para Fins Públicos is available from GIFE. (August 2001)

New Study on ODA Funding in Southeast Asia
about the Japan International Cooperation Agency's Community Empowerment Program in Indonesia. (In Global Philanthropy -- August 2001)

Call of Applications for the Senior Fellows Program
The program creates opportunities for foundation leaders from around the world to learn from one another, to combine energy on issues of mutual concern, and to share knowledge with others. (August 2001)

Earned Income Case Study
about how the Corona Foundation (Colombia) built an endowment to sustain its work. Estudio de caso en español (In Global Philanthropy -- August 2001)

New Study on ODA Funding in Southeast Asia
about the Local Development Institute/Foundation (Thailand). (In Global Philanthropy -- August 2001)

Message from Synergos Chair Peggy Dulany (August 2001)

Message from Synergos President S. Bruce Schearer
(July 2001)

John Heller to head Senior Fellows Program (July 2001)

Earned Income Case Study
about strategies the Hogar de Cristo Foundation (Chile) uses to finance its work. Estudio de caso en español (In Global Philanthropy --June 2001)

Steven D. Pierce to head Bridging Leadership Program (April 2001)

Support Flood Recovery in Mozambique
Grace Kiniki, who led the flood recovery efforts of our Mozambican partner the Foundation for Community Development, has written a first-hand account of one woman's experience in last year's floods. (March 2001)

Southeast Asia and Southern Africa Program Updates. (March 2001)

Zimbabwe Update
Achievements in 1999-2000 with the Community Foundation for the Western Region and plans for 2001. (February 2001)

Innovative Development Network
In its Inaugural Forum beginning February 13, IDN explores the implications of information technology in developing nations coping with substantial poverty. (February 2001)

2000

New Presentation
On endowment building with case studies from Puerto Rico and the Philippines and an examination of foundation endowments in Indonesia. (In Global Philanthropy -- December 2000)

New Presentation
on financial sustainability for nonprofit organizations given by Senior Fellow Lygia Fontanella (in Spanish). (In Global Philanthropy -- December 2000)

University for a Night 2000 Report
With excerpts from plenary session and recommendations from the 30 table discussions. (In University for a Night -- November 2000)

New Report
on Endowment Building Workshop organized with the Southern African Grantmakers' Association in June for participants from Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. (In Global Philanthropy -- October 2000)

Just Released -- Foundation Building Sourcebook
With experience from 19 grantmaking foundations from around the world. (In Global Philanthropy -- September 2000)

Mozambique flood recovery and the Synergos and Friends Solidarity Fund
(September 2000)

1999

Message from Synergos President S. Bruce Schearer
(August 1999)

Message from Peggy Dulany, Founder and Chair of Synergos
(July 1999)