Benefits of Membership

Members tell us that the IEFG allows them to:

  • Meet and network in a friendly, funder-only space
  • Extend domestic and international networks
  • Explore collaborations with other members
  • Share ideas, practices, innovations, and lessons learned
  • Deepen understanding of education in the Global South
  • Keep up with global education policy and learn ways to get involved
  • Learn of information, data and research helpful to their work
  • Join existing thematic subgroups (as listed on previous page) or launch new ones

 Confidential peer-to-peer learning:

  • The IEFG Coordinator is able to assist members who are in need of confidential peer support. The coordinator can connect you to appropriate peers and can set up a confidential sharing space for members to discuss a sensitive issue.

Current activities:

  • Two electronic “Updates” a month, covering a range of topics, including relevant philanthropic and education research, global policy, opportunities for collaboration with members or sister groups, and job prospects.Members regularly send items to the coordinator to share.
  • Biannual 2-day member meetings a year, alternating between the US and Europe.
  • An additional networking event at a relevant conference (e.g. Comparative International Education Society; UK Forum for International Education and Training).

New activities for 2015/16

  • Members-only funders database; geographic and thematic searches
  • Expansion of membership to funders located in the Global South
  • An electronic learning event on a subgroup topic (i.e. webinar)
  • Given sufficient interest, a pre-meeting learning/networking event for new members in 2016.
  • Increased engagement of subgroups, including appointment of a member representative for each subgroup and increasing the flow of information on subgroup issues. Working with other thematic groups (see Resources to ensure information flows and reduce duplication).
  • Annual report, mirroring fiscal year of July 1 – June 30.