The Certification Programme seeks to bring transparency, accountability and good governance in the nonprofit sector in Pakistan. The first initiative of its kind in South Asia; it involves the evaluation of a nonprofit organisation on standardised parameters of internal governance, financial management and programme d
PCP recognises that all stakeholders need to be educated in the concept, statistics and mechanics of philanthropy. For this purpose a multi pronged media strategy is used to advance discussion and awareness on philanthropy including regular updates on the PCP website on global developments as well as through e-mail alerts, news reports and the distribution of in-hous
Philanthropy Support Services (PSS) programme of PCP is designed to promote partnerships between CSOs, Grant makers and Government. PCP supports grant makers in enhancing the effectiveness of their grant making through its PSS Unit. In its role as an intermediary support organization, PCP plays a vital role in issues relating to philanthropy and civil society. PSS unit aims to assist philanthro
Volunteer services management is a new initiative at PCP. This initiative was taken during the IDP crisis in 2009 and became the starting point for this programme. This new initiative and the test pilot conducted later show that there is huge potential of untapped resources which can be utilised to strengthen the process of social development.
In 1998, the Aga Khan Development Network commissioned studies on 'indigenous philanthropy' to advance the idea of self-reliance and reduce dependency on foreign aid. This exploration of the 'Pakistani philanthropic tradition' revealed that philanthropy could be a potent resource in addressing the symptoms and causes of poverty. The design required a strengthened civil society supported by an enab