Why a return to community accountability is the way forward for local philanthropy in Uganda

There is a lot of giving happening in Uganda within our respective communities, as well between communities. Yet, most giving isn’t targeted toward nonprofits—the vehicles through which charitable initiatives are proclaimed—and instead are given toward events like weddings and burials.

Why is that? What should Ugandan nonprofit organizations do to better tap into community giving from Ugandans, including from those communities that the nonprofits proclaim good intent to serve?

To help me answer these questions, I sought wisdom from some of our CPAR Uganda Ugandan advocates who recently made cash donations to our project in partnership with GlobalGiving, for which we are raising funds to mentor disadvantaged student interns in Uganda.

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