The SIL impact lab helped Swinburne University launch Australia’s first experiential philanthropy education program in June, 2015. Inspired by that accomplishment and the impact of our experiential philanthropy program, Northeastern Students4Giving, on students and Boston communities, the Khaled and Olfat Juffali Family partnered with SIL to create the Global Philanthropy Initiative (GPI). Our shared purpose is to support knowledge sharing and capacity building so that partner universities around the world may develop EPE courses that are socially, culturally, economically, and legally appropriate in their local contexts. Thanks to this collaboration, Prince Sultan University launched Saudi Arabia’s first experiential philanthropy education course in January 2017.

Through the Global Philanthropy Initiative (GPI), the Social Impact Lab shares the lessons we have learned about experiential philanthropy education with partners around the world and collaborate with them to develop courses that are socially, culturally, economically, and legally appropriate in their local contexts.

We are excited to be launching the GPI with partners in Saudi Arabia and Australia.
– To learn more about our work in Australia, click here.
– To learn more about out work in Saudi Arabia, click here.

Global Philanthropy and Social Impact Visiting Fellow

The Zameli Visiting Fellow for Global Philanthropy & Social Impact brings scholars and educators from around the world to Northeastern to help students acquire a wide-ranging and inclusive perspective on the challenges of teaching, funding, and implementing social impact initiatives in communities around the world.