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How to responsibly end funding relationships with charities

Matthew Mannix and Charlotte Lamb 12 June 2021

Throughout the pandemic, philanthropists, trusts, and foundations have done a phenomenal job of supporting charities and other social purpose organisations by providing them with emergency grants. However, many of the emergency grants made by funders …


Why and how to build cross-sector partnerships: Lessons from Ukraine

Oleksandra Lytvynenko 7 June 2021

‘True excellence is a product of synergy,’ a common saying goes. For the third sector, it’s especially relevant. It’s too common for nonprofits advocating important causes to be understaffed and under-resourced. Brokering cross-sector partnerships is …


$1.5m pooled fund launches in Asia to improve healthcare systems

Alliance magazine 10 May 2021

A new pooled fund in Asia, coordinated by the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, will support strengthening healthcare systems in Southeast Asia. The AVPN Philanthropic Pooled Fund is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, …

30 lessons in pursuit of deep social impact: Reflection, assessment, and sharing

Leslie Pine 9 May 2021

When pursuing deep social impact, an important part of the journey is creating space to reflect on what you have done, where you are currently, and where you would like to go. The reflection process …

Practical tips for funder collaboration in new toolkit

Jim Cooke and Cassie Robinson 29 April 2021

It doesn’t take long online to find content about collaboration – what makes a good collaboration, stories from the frontlines of collaboration, and so forth. It’s much harder to find content that practically guides you …

Re-imagining feminist philanthropy in Poland

Bethan Cansfield and Chiara de Luca 28 April 2021

Feminist movements face growing hostility in Poland due to political unrest and shrinking civic space driven by the rise of ultra-right authoritarianism. Peaceful protests and solidarity demonstrations for LGBTI and women’s rights have recently been …

A call for coordination: philanthropy’s response to Covid-19, HIV, and systemic inequalities

John Barnes and Kali Lindsey 9 April 2021

The challenges presented by Covid-19 are not new to people living with, or at risk of HIV. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) and Black, Indigenous and people of Colour (BIPOC) communities in the …

30 lessons in pursuit of deep social impact: leveraging and creatively using resources

Leslie Pine 4 April 2021

There’s a good chance you’ve heard the phrase ‘time, talent, and treasure’ when it comes to philanthropy. Many in the field, including us at TPI, believe that a strategic, holistic approach to philanthropy involves deploying …

Coordinated global philanthropy needs to address global threats

Marcel Arsenault 27 March 2021

Long-term thinkers, including in philanthropy, have been worried about the risks of a pandemic since long before Covid-19 broke out. Jeff Skoll has famously focused on this issue for a decade, as has Bill Gates. …

Our top five learnings from covid-19

Anna Josse 19 March 2021

It’s difficult to grasp that one year on from the initial Covid-19 lockdown we are still in a lockdown. As we all navigate the next few months (and years), and come to terms with the …