Advocacy & Facilitation

On the Presidential Decree No. 59 of 2017, philanthropy is recognized as one of the main development actors who support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, not all laws and public policies are supportive of the role of philanthropy in achieving SDGs. The Advocacy pillar has a long-term goal of driving public policy changes to create an enabling environment for philanthropy.

The Facilitation pillar is focused on efforts to provide support to members and partners to increase the effectiveness of the organizations and their programs. As an association, Filantropi Indonesia continues to encourage and facilitate organizations and foundations in Indonesia to become transparent and accountable in carrying out their activities.

The Advocacy & Facilitation activities are:

  1. Lead the formulation of the draft of Law on Donations/Fundraising
    The rapid development of philanthropy recently has not been supported by regulations or policies that are conducive and create an enabling environment for philanthropic activities. One of the regulations deemed to be hindering is Law Number 9/1961 concerning the Collection of Money and Goods (PUB). In addition to applying a very strict licensing and reporting mechanism, several provisions in this law are also considered outdated.
    To revise the Law, several Civil Society Organizations and the Ministry of Social Affairs initiated the formulation of the Bill on Donations/Fundraising to revise and replace the PUB Law. Considering its urgency, since 2016, Filantropi Indonesia has actively participated in discussions to prepare the academic texts and encouraged the Ministry of Social Affairs so that the Bill will be legalized as soon as possible. In 2019, the Bill on Donations/Fundraising has been pushed to be included in the National Legislative Program (Prolegnas) in the House of Representatives (DPR).
  2. The Strategic Role of Philanthropy Clusters in SDGs Achievement
    As an association, Filantropi Indonesia strives to be a platform for its members to collaborate. Realizing that many members have similar programs, Filantropi Indonesia initiated the philanthropy clustering in 2016. There are six philanthropy created since then, they are: Urban and Habitat Philanthropy Cluster, Zakat on SDGs Cluster, Education Philanthropy Cluster, Arts and Culture Philanthropy Cluster, Food and Nutrition Philanthropy Cluster, Environmental and Conservation Philanthropy Cluster, and Health Philanthropy Cluster.
  3. SDG City in Bengkulu, Pilot Project
    In 2017, Filantropi Indonesia and the National Amil Zakat Agency (BAZNAS), Kotaku, and Bengkulu Provincial Government collaborated in the SDGs City program. Bengkulu City became the first city to apply the principles of a City with Sustainable Development Goals. SDGs City is a city that has committed to implement 17 goals of sustainable development in its daily practices. Through this partnership, urban problems in Bengkulu can be overcome together if each stakeholder contributes according to their capacity and resources.