Dear IFIP Members and Friends,
2014 will be a historical year for us! We plan to host both a regional meeting and our annual conference in NYC and unveil a timely publication amongst other activities.
If you are a donor, please join us for our first Regional Meeting in NYC on March 5th
(Luncheon from 12 – 1:30pm) and March 6th
(9am – 3pm) in 2014. These sessions will provide donors with greater awareness of funding strategies to address food resilience and climate change issues in Indigenous communities. For more information about the Regional Meeting, go to IFIP Events in the right column.
From September 24 – 26, 2014, we are planning our biggest event in IFIP’s history, the World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy
in New York City and are thrilled that we have 20 donors and allies that have joined the planning committee to make sure this event will be a success. Following the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, the Summit will bring together thought leaders, philanthropists, donor agencies, and Indigenous visionaries in a powerful and informative three-day event, resulting in concrete actions that will take Indigenous philanthropy to the next level.
IFIP also has plans to present a new toolkit to support and strengthen the work of foundations and other donors in the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). We will continue our advocacy and educational programs through our webinars, social media, articles, our monthly enewsletter, The Sharing Network,
and our annual newsletter, The Sharing Circle.
We are, once again, starting our membership campaign. If you are interested in becoming a Member
or you are not a donor but still want to be part of the network, see our Affiliate
IFIP is on the cusp of changing the mindset of Indigenous philanthropy; we hope you can support our efforts. Whatever amount you give will ripple into the Indigenous and philanthropic worlds, and ultimately your own. You can quickly give a tax deductible donation by clicking here
or click on the Donate button in the right column.
Thank you for supporting this important network, we look forward to an exciting year!
For our Mother Earth,