Evolving the Approach to Philanthropy: Shifting Values to Catalyze Systems Change Together

The concept of social and economic development is enshrined in the Teachings of Bahá'u'lláh brought to life in His ordination of Mashriqu’l-Adhkár and its dependencies. This ordinance fuses the spiritual and material life of the Bahá’í community to release the society building power of His revelation towards advancement of humanity. In this presentation, I will share Mona Foundation’s Bahá’í-inspired approach to philanthropy, lessons learned since our inception in 1999 in support of 53 grassroots organizations focused on education and gender equality in 23 countries, and the implications of our practices as together we build capacity to create, sustain and scale positive societal change.

  • Mahnaz Javid

    Ed.D. in educational leadership. CEO and President of Mona Foundation for the past 5 years, 20 years of experience at high tech industry, engaged in the field of global social and economic development for the past 30 years.


48th Annual Conference

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