How to Be a Great Donor & Philanthropist

We are soon launching an online class for anyone who wants to learn how to be a great donor, a great philanthropist and how to increase the impact that you want to have in the world. This class, Mastering the Art of Impactful Giving, will be open to anyone, anywhere. Sign up here to be…

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What is a fiscal sponsor?

Many community leaders approach Cultivate asking for financial support. Though we cannot give grants or other financial support to people in our program, we do help them find a fiscal sponsor. Fiscal sponsorship is an important aspect for community organizations seeking support from donors in the USA. Here is a section of our Introduction to…

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Suggested Resources for Deeper Learning

If you are an ally, donor, supporter or advocate for social change, please take the time to grow your understanding and capacity for transformative partnerships. We suggest the following to get you started. Courses Cultivate’s Introduction to Asset-Based Community-led Development & Community Empowerment course. This course is written for those leading social good efforts; however, anyone can…

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Empowerment at our Kenya Conference!

Digital is not always best. Since our start in 2016, Cultivate’s programs have been offered online, so that anyone, anywhere, can access them. But nothing can replace true human connection, the kind that can only be created when we spend time together. I recently had the opportunity to travel to Kenya, where I spent two…

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Overcoming Learned Helplessness

How can we support people in finding ways to overcome their dependency and helplessness even when they are not the ones to blame? The process of overcoming helplessness and dependency starts with the heart and mind, and is anchored in hope.

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Self-Reflection: Time Management

How Do You Manage Your Time? In our intro course, we ask our trainees to evaluate their time management. Whether you are in a culture that highly values time, or in a culture where time is held more loosely, your relationship to time is important. As leaders of nonprofits, NGOs, and community-based organizations, we likely have…

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Changing the Cycle: The Health Crisis of Period Poverty

Like many other students in Kenya, Jane’s life has been affected by the cycle of poverty. Although she is old enough to attend secondary school, the difficulties of purchasing basic needs have taken away many educational opportunities. Whenever she had her menstrual cycle, she would miss school. Unable to afford sanitary pads, Jane either shared…

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Global South

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to deeply impact our global trainees, as it has for members of our own immediate communities. Great challenges and devastation are limiting these community leaders’ access to resources for their programming as well as their own livelihoods. We asked our trainees how their communities are being impacted, and they shared…

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Africa’s Potential & Philanthropy

Africa’s potential is great and its ability to take charge of its own destiny is foundational to the continent’s future success.  However, we live in a globalized reality where power still is in the hands of the wealthy and influential.  In the philanthropic sector, this reality is played out in several ways:  As Prof. Glenn…

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New Programs, New Look!

Here at Cultivate, we are busy working behind the scenes to launch three new programs in the coming year! Along with our new programs, we are excited to show off the new look of Cultivate’s branding. To help clarify our mission, and rejuvenate the expansion of our programs, we thought it was time to reflect this…

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