The 2012 Conference
Just Giving 2012: Global Social Change Philanthropy Conference
How Philanthropy Can Meet the Challenges of Our Time
September 5-7, 2012 in Berkeley, CA
The Just Giving Global Social Change Philanthropy Conference has been organized since 2001 as an annual gathering of globally minded foundations, individual donors, global Southern activists, and allies within the broader philanthropic community. Organized over the years as the annual conference of Grantmakers without Borders, with the recent merger of GwoB with the Funders Network for Transforming the Global Economy (FNTG) this year’s conference became the “launch party” of sorts for the new EDGE Funders Alliance.
Within the spirit and context of this merger in fact, the gathering of over 250 donors, funders and activists from around the world at the Berkeley Marina’s Doubletree Hotel sought consciously to broaden the scope and deepen the nature of funder discourse by bringing together GwoB’s dedication to advancing community empowerment and social change with FNTG’s focus on the systemic and global nature of the challenges facing both international and domestic funders.