Inhale to Exhale
Pause, Reflect and Reset in the midst of constant change
What might we gain from slowing down and pausing for a while even as we feel increasing urgency in our fast-paced world to address the social injustice and climate change crisis our world faces?
About the symposium
Date: 3-4 November 2020
Venue: Virtual (Online)
The IPASA Annual Philanthropy Symposium is a unique annual event exclusively for grant-makers, which
is focused specifically on issues and opportunities relevant to funders in South Africa. The symposium
provides an ideal platform for funders to connect, learn, share and collaborate.
The 2020 Annual Philanthropy Symposium was a two-day online event which was held on the 3 rd and 4 th
November. The Symposium theme: Build Back Better Together: The Future Collective Role Of
At the beginning of the 2020 when we started planning our Symposium, we decided on the event title
“Philanthropy in the New Normal” – little did anyone know! Covid-19 had significantly challenged and
changed philanthropy and its these fundamental shifts in both funding practise and funding focus that
will be shared and explored in this year’s IPASA Symposium.
The crisis sparked by the Coronavirus has galvanised the philanthropic sector towards connecting and
working with each other on a new level to address the scale of the issues faced. In this regard, IPASA has
played a key role in bringing funders together, harnessing the sector’s commitment and willingness to
collaborate during this time.
The 2020 IPASA Philanthropy Symposium will provide a platform for further sharing of new ideas and
knowledge as well as discussion around future collaboration and partnership opportunities. This year’s
symposium will also include the launch of the second edition of the Annual Review of South African
Philanthropy which will share stories, projects, and opinion pieces from an impressive array of
changemakers and leaders in philanthropy in South Africa.
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