Alliance Building focuses on profiling the philanthropy sector as a strategic partner in national policy and development processes. It also aims to establish a critical mass of strategic partnerships and collaborative arrangements as a basis of facilitating an integrated and systems approach towards enhancing philanthropy. In addition strengthen EAPN membership base and promote inter-sector partnerships and collaborations to promote philanthropy.
Robust national forums will strengthen and promote the practice of philanthropy within individual countries. Vibrant national philanthropy forums foster multilateral partnerships between philanthropy, private sector and government which is important for development within countries.