Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF)
The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) is the world leading forum specialising in disaster relief, resilience, mobile for development, food security and water security.
We unite all stakeholders from government, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector by providing a platform for independent debate and knowledge exchange, and for establishing long-lasting partnerships.
The Association of Corporate and Family Foundations (AFE) gathers the most relevant corporate and family foundations in Colombia. AFE acts as the ambassador of its members promoting and encouraging the coordination, cooperation, social innovation, transparency and the sharing of good practices and knowledge among members and, government and other civil society actors.
African Philanthropy Forum
The African Philanthropy Forum (APF) is a vibrant community of philanthropists and social investors who through their strategic investments, partnerships, and influence, foster inclusive and sustainable development in Africa. APF provides educational programs and match-making services to inform and enhance the development impact of giving and investing across the African Continent.
Africa Philanthropy Network
The Africa Philanthropy Network (APN) is a member based continent wide network, which brings together 67 organizations serving different forms of African philanthropy in more than 50 African countries. APN envisions a strong philanthropic community through its work to reclaim the power and elevate practices of African philanthropy by providing leadership on the development of philanthropic agendas in the continent.
African Youth Philanthropy Network
The African Youth Philanthropy Network (AYPN) is a membership-based network committed to building an innovative & vibrant youth philanthropy community in Africa. Founded in 2015, AYPN envision to become the platform for shaping an agenda for African Youth and Next-Gen Philanthropy by enhancing policies and practices through coordination, knowledge sharing and capacity building of African Youth philanthropic and social investment organizations.
Altinget: civil society
Altinget: civil society delivers news about the civil society with emphasis on the changing terms for the third sector organisations and foundations. Through constructive and critical journalism, the portal describes various aspects of the legal, economic and organisational conditions for actors in the civil society, e.g. foundations, organisations and socioeconomic companies.
Asia Philanthropy Circle
Asia Philanthropy Circle is a membership-based platform for philanthropists to exchange, coordinate and collaborate, to advance a better Asia. Founded in 2015 by philanthropists for philanthropists, the mission is to accelerate private action for the public good by addressing systemic challenges through collaborative philanthropy. APC believes that strategic and engaged philanthropists can be the change agents needed to address Asia’s social challenges.
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)
AVPN is a unique funders’ network based in Singapore committed to building a vibrant and high impact social investment community across Asia. AVPN’s mission is to catalyse the movement toward a more strategic, collaborative and outcome focused approach to philanthropy and social investing, ensuring that resources are deployed as effectively as possible to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.
Founded in 2003, it currently supports 104 private foundations: family, corporate and community foundations.
ASSIFERO’s vision is promoting a visible and effective Italian philanthropy, recognized as strategic partner of human and sustainable development. Our mission is to be the natural partner for those seeking to strengthen the Italian philanthropic sector.
Association of Charitable Foundations
The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) is the membership association for foundations and grant-making charities in the UK. For 25 years we have supported trusts and foundations; respecting and safeguarding their independence, and helping them to be effective in the many ways that they use their resources.
Association of German Foundations
Association of Foundations in the Netherlands (FIN)
The Association of Foundations in the Netherlands – the FIN – aims to look after the interests of its members and to enable them to function effectively. Members of the FIN are private foundations established in the Netherlands. The FIN also provides information to interested individuals and organizations regarding foundations in the Netherlands.
Australian Community Philanthropy
Australian Community Philanthropy is a not-for-profit membership organisation that nurtures, supports and grows community foundations across Australia. There are at least 36 community foundations in Australia, which have collectively given over $97 Million in grants to not-for-profits and charities in their communities.
Bond is the UK membership body for organisations working in international development or supporting those that do through funding, research, training and other services. Established in 1993, we now have over 450 members ranging from large agencies with a world-wide presence to smaller, specialist organisations.
British Asian Trust
China Development Brief
China Development Brief was founded in Beijing in 1996. As a Chinese non-profit organization, CDB serves as a bilingual hub providing media and communication, research, consulting and networking services to NGOs, foundations, development practitioners, businesses, researchers, and policymakers. CDB’s English-language website is widely recognized as the prime resource for international audiences who want to understand China’s growing civil society.
China Foundation Center
China Global Philanthropy Institute
The China Philanthropy Institute was founded to establish such an education system that will cultivate exemplary philanthropists and executive philanthropists. It is committed to building a knowledge system supporting the highly development of philanthropy in China and the world, and creating a professional think tank to lead the philanthropy development and promote the forming of new philanthropic knowledge system.
Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa
Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa’s purpose is to encourage a vibrant philanthropic culture in South Africa. Their definition of philanthropy encompasses all forms of corporate, private and individual giving, including volunteering. They believe that organisations of civil society play critical roles, providing relief from all the ills associated with poverty and marginalisation.
Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy is an independent news organization that has been serving leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others involved in the philanthropic enterprise for more than 25 years. It offers a robust advice section to help nonprofit workers do their jobs as well as one of the biggest listings of career opportunities.
Climate Action works in a unique, contractual partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – the world’s foremost body on environmental protection and stewardship.
With its global media and events platform it aims to build partnerships between business, government and NGO’s to accelerate international sustainable development and advance the ‘green economy’.
DAFNE is the network of national donors and foundations associations in Europe which provides a platform to share knowledge and learn from best practice. Each of DAFNE’s 24 members serves and represents a membership of public benefit foundations and other donors – their role and services vary from country to country.
Danmarks Fonde is a new, journalistic network of funds with non-profit activities. Danmarks Fonde focuses on Danish distributing funds, as well as those who serve, advise, and support the funds. In addition, the target group is the fund authorities as well as the policy makers who set the framework conditions and create expectations for the tasks of the funds in society.
Edge Funders Alliance
EDGE Funders Alliance organizes within philanthropy to raise awareness and deepen understanding of the interconnected nature of the social, economic and ecological crises threatening our common future. EDGE works to increase resources for communities and movements creating systemic change alternatives for a transition to a society that supports justice, equity and the well-being of the planet.
The European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) is an association and has been founded in January 2008 by collaborating philanthropy researchers in Europe, in order to advance, coordinate and promote excellence in philanthropic research in Europe. Currently around 175 members from 22 European countries have joined ERNOP. ERNOP is open to non-European philanthropy researchers and practitioners.
Environmental Funders Network
The Environmental Funders Network (EFN) is a network of trusts, foundations and individuals making grants on environmental and conservation issues. Its mission is to increase the overall level of financial support for environmental causes and to help environmental philanthropy to be as effective as it can be.
European Foundation Centre (EFC)
European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)
The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a lively community of organisations sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through venture philanthropy. EVPA helps investors and grantmakers connect and learn from each other in their pursuit of deeper societal impact
Fondation de France
Fondazione Lang Italia
GIFE is an association of Brazilian social investors, being institutes, foundations or companies. Established as an informal group in 1989, GIFE – Group of Institutes, Foundations and Enterprises – was constituted as a non-profit organization in 1995. Since then, it has become a major reference in the country in the field of private social investment.
Global Donors Forum
Global Donors Forum (GDF) is the biennial convening of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists. It mobilizes financial and intellectual resources to create socio-economic value beyond racial, religious and political divides. GDF envisions a peaceful, equitable, and sustainable world, generously endowed by ethical, inclusive, and effective philanthropy. In pursuit of this agenda, GDF resolves to work in collaboration with the vast array of individuals and institutions that seek to build a better world for all.
Global Thinkers Forum
The Global Thinkers Forum (GTF) is a global platform bringing together a diverse network of thought leaders and creating meaningful networking and conversations around global challenges and trends. GTF’s mission focuses on three areas: fostering accountability in leadership, promoting women’s empowerment and creating opportunities for young people to develop. GTF is also a bridge-builder, and an organisation that promotes public-private sector partnerships and opens conduits for collaboration and stakeholder engagement. The Forum is London-based and was incubated at Oxford University’s Said Business School in 2011.
Horyou is the social network for social good. Through technology, innovation and social entrepreneurship advocacy, it promotes meaningful and global interactions amongst its adherent organizations, members and personalities. With its platform, App and Spotlight, the first Global Social Currency for Impact, Horyou helps transform positive ideas into concrete actions while building constructive relationships both online and offline.
International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS)
International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) is a global professional association for internationally active development evaluators. Our mission is to improve and extend the practice of development evaluation by refining knowledge, strengthening capacity, and expanding networks for development evaluation, particularly in developing and transition countries.
Institute for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS)
International Education Funders Group (IEFG)
IEFG is a network of foundations and donor-advised funds that support basic education in the Global South. The group focuses on learning and networking, collectively strengthening its members’ work, and helping funders have an impact in education by improving their strategic analyses and thinking. IEFG has 80+ members worldwide.
Invest with Values
Invest with Values is the one-stop information website for investors interested in aligning their money and values. The curated directory educates investors by showcasing hundreds of helpful resources and organizations including investor networks, deal platforms, investment approaches and examples. The news center reports the latest news from leading content providers.
Mission Investors Exchange
Mission Investors Exchange is where philanthropic leaders and innovators come together to share ideas, experiences and resources to maximize the impact of their capital. They help foundations and other philanthropic asset owners, at all stages of development, build mission investing programs; create connections; and advance the field of mission investing.
National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers
Northern Ireland Philanthropy Fortnight
Northern Ireland Philanthropy Fortnight, hosted by Giving Northern Ireland, is an annual celebration of Northern Ireland’s generosity, sees a two week series of workshops, seminars and networking events highlighting the generosity, time, commitment and support that thousands of Northern Ireland people give every day to causes close to their heart.
New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)
NPC is a charity think tank and consultancy that occupies a unique position at the nexus between charities and funders, helping them achieve the greatest impact. This understanding of both sides of the funding equation is reflected in the variety of skills and knowledge of our people, and their backgrounds in charities and the public and private sector.
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ)
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ), peer-reviewed and published bi-monthly, is an international, interdisciplinary journal for nonprofit sector research dedicated to enhancing our knowledge of nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and voluntarism by providing cutting-edge research, discussion, and analysis of the field. NVSQ provides a forum for researchers from around the world to publish timely articles from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Philanthropy Circuit is a nonprofit media and research organisation founded on the firm belief that Africans need to tell their own stories in order to create a new narrative that will influence the growth of philanthropy across the continent. We research and gather data from the philanthropy community and produce content that informs and provokes new thinking about philanthropy committed to Africa’s development.
Philanthropy Ireland is the independent representative body for all philanthropic organisations and interests engaged with the development of philanthropy and giving in Ireland. Our Mission is to increase the level of philanthropy in Ireland and to expand the community of engaged donors who are regular, strategic, long-term contributors to good causes.
Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP)
Philanthropy New Zealand
Philanthropy New Zealand is a member organisation for individuals and organisations involved in philanthropy. We provide thought leadership and practical help to everyone with an interest in giving to make the world a better place. Our members include private philanthropists; family, community and corporate foundations; and iwi and community trusts.
Philanthropic Foundations Canada
Philanthropy News Digest (Foundation Center)
Philanthropy News Digest (PND) a daily news service of the Foundation Center, is a compendium, in digest form, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide.
Published daily, each PND abstract summarizes the content of, or from, an original article, press or news release, or grantmaker Web site
Pioneers Post delivers the news and sets the agenda for the new wave of responsible business leaders and social entrepreneurs across the globe through news, analysis, comment, profiles, debate, specialist reports, the Pioneers Post Business School and our own online TV and podcast channels.
Pioneers Post is itself a social enterprise, with clear social aims and profits ploughed back to support our community of socially progressive readers – by supporting us, you will be ‘buying social’.
Putnam Consulting Group
Putnam Consulting Group is a global philanthropy advisory firm. For over 20 years, high net worth donors and foundations have requested Putnam’s help to transform their giving, catapult their impact, and achieve results. Our services include: trusted advising and coaching, strategy formulation, strategy implementation, streamlining operations, new foundation creation, coaching new foundation CEOs, designing and launching new grantmaking programs, and communicating results.
Sankalp Forum is one of the world’s largest inclusive development platforms and since our inception, Sankalp as a brand has grown from strength to strength, basis its annual conventions/forums in 4 continents In the past years, with sole focus on getting the ecosystem to congregate and deliberate on development issues, and entrepreneurship agenda, Sankalp has built a reputation for itself and therefore a recall for the brand.
Salzburg Global Seminar
Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1947 to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world. Their multi-year program series aims to bridge divides, expand collaboration and transform systems. Over 36,000 Fellows from more than 170 countries have come together through their work, with many rising to senior leadership positions.
SOCAP is the world’s leading conference on social capital markets—a gathering where powerful ideas are sparked and game changing partnerships get started. The conference brings together social entrepreneurs, impact investors, funders, business leaders and other innovators and problem solvers from across the world.
Social Enterprise World Forum
Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) was established in 2008 by national social enterprise support agencies seeking a means to advance social enterprise development globally. Bringing together social enterprise practitioners, support agencies, investors, public, private and government representatives, the inaugural event in Edinburgh in 2008 provided a platform to bring together social enterprise leaders and champions from all continents to collaborate, share best practice and plan future developments.
Social Investor Breakfast Club
The Social Investor Breakfast Club in London is an informal gathering of people from family offices, foundations, funds, venture philanthropy and intermediary organizations with a common focus on greater efficiency and learning in our collective quest to support (and invest in) social enterprise and entrepreneurship.
The SRI Conference is the oldest and largest annual conference for sustainable and responsible investors, SRI industry practitioners, and related organizations in North America. This event is designed to inform, inspire, and serve the needs of investment professionals, as well as institutional and high net worth investors.
Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)
Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is written by and for social change leaders from around the world and from all sectors of society—nonprofits, foundations, business, government, and engaged citizens.
Founded in 2001 by eleven foundations, SwissFoundations brings together Swiss grant-making foundations, giving them a strong and independent voice. As an active network dedicated to innovation, SwissFoundations fosters the exchange of experiences, transparency and professionalism in the Swiss foundation sector.
Synergos’ Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC)
Synergos’ Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC) inspires, enables, and connects philanthropic families and social investors from across the globe so they can more effectively address the complex issues of poverty and ultimately contribute to a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. The GPC is helping advance the practices of philanthropy in over 30 countries, including areas of recent philanthropic growth such as China and India.
The American University of Cairo
Established in 2006, The John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy, Civic Engagement & Responsible Business aims to further The American University in Cairo’s mission to advance social responsibility and active citizenship. The center prides itself in having a significant footprint in the region by introducing the field of ‘Philanthropy’ thus gradually building an academic discourse on philanthropy related research.
The Belgian Federation of Philanthropic Foundations
The Federation is the umbrella organisation of the Belgian philanthropic foundations and is in the service of this sector. The Federation gathers over 85 philanthropic foundations.
The members, both large and small foundations, are active in various areas of society, such as social welfare, health, education, art, heritage, culture, scientific research, citizenship and sustainable development.
The Federation is a member of DAFNE and works closely with EFC.
The Conference Board
Founded in 1916, The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our agenda is simple: to help leaders navigate the biggest issues impacting business and better serve society. We believe in innovative approaches that make you think- and act- differently
The Funding Network
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Created in 1982 to support journalists from developing countries, the Thomson Reuters Foundation today runs a number of award-winning services to deliver news, information, free legal help and media development to a number of different audiences.
Whether you are an NGO, a legal firm, a journalist or an advocate for human rights, we believe we have something unique to offer.
UK Community Foundations
UN Development Programme
The UN Development Programme works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
United Philanthropy Forum
United Philanthropy Forum leads, strengthens and informs a national network of organizations that advance philanthropy’s impact for the common good. The Forum’s membership of 65 philanthropy associations and networks represent more than 7,000 foundations and other philanthropic organizations, making us the largest network serving philanthropy in America.
Wilton Park organises over 60 international foreign policy events in the UK and overseas every year, with experts working in politics, diplomacy, academia, business, civil society, and the media. We focus on issues of global prosperity, justice and security, providing a neutral environment where experience and expertise can be shared openly.
WINGS is an independent not-for-profit global network that brings together 88 support organizations serving philanthropy in 36 countries. Its vision is of a strong, global philanthropic community that strives to build more equitable and just societies around the world. Together WINGS members represent more than 15,000 foundations, grantmakers and social investors worldwide.