On Tuesday August 15, 2023, Philanthropy Ghana hosted the maiden Women in Philanthropy Ghana (WiP-Ghana) quarterly partners meeting. The meeting was organized for partners to develop an awareness campaign plan for the WiP-Ghana initiative. The discussion focused on the potential question people might ask about WiP-Ghana and the awareness campaign activities.
Through a participatory group work, the partners agreed to launch the campaign on social media with TV and Radio Talk-shows, roadshows at various Universities and exhibitions at various women events in Ghana.
The participants also identified the key organizational development priorities for the WiP-Ghana initiative which included the development of Theory of Change, development of communication strategy and capacity building for the WiP-Ghana focal persons and ambassadors
The meeting was facilitated by the Head at Centre for Strategic Philanthropy and Social Investment (CESPSI) at the Pentecost University, Mr. Emmanuel Marfo (PhD Candidate) with support of Jodie Hanson-Nortey, a Ghanaian philanthropic professional currently working in the USA.
At the partners meeting, the new WiP-Ghana Coordinator, Benedicta Asamoah (2021 Ghana’s Most Beautiful Beauty pageant Winner popularly known as Sarfoa) was introduced.
WiP-Ghana has over 60 members in the 16 regions of Ghana and Diaspora .
AYPN-Ghana is a founding member of Philanthropy Ghana.
Philanthropy Ghana is a community of philanthropy support organisations (PSOs), philanthropy enablers and funders promoting and growing philanthropy in Ghana. Philanthropy Ghana is registered with the Registrar General Department on 21st May, 2020 in Ghana. The mission of Philanthropy Ghana is to provide leadership for local philanthropy and social investment in Ghana and support local giving, inspire more giving and build sustainable philanthropy ecosystem, and adopt and utilize technology and data to increase the sector effectiveness. It is envisioned that the coalition will organically increase and build the constituency of the philanthropic sector, and grow philanthropy to be recognised as a credible agent of delivering national development in Ghana. Giving Tuesday Ghana, NEXUS Ghana, GADeF Ghana Alliance, Women in Philanthropy Ghana(WIP-Ghana) and the African Youth Philanthropy Network(AYPN)-Ghana are the founding members of Philanthropy Ghana. Currently, the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy and Social Investment (CESPSI) is providing technical support for Philanthropy Ghana operations.