Funder Collaboratives: A Conversation With Tade Aina

Tade Aina, who directs Carnegie Corporation’s program in Higher Education and Libraries in Africa, highlights how seven foundations with distinctly different cultures, leadership styles, and missions, found ways to collaborate to enhance their individual foundation grantmaking and their collective impact on African higher education.

In a new Foundation Center video, Aina describes the collaboration’s notable successes, its sometimes thorny challenges, and the course corrections it made along the way.  In addition to offering sound advice to other funders considering similar collaboratives, Aina discusses the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa’s genesis, its operating structure and impact.