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.

AFE Colombia

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

The Association of German Foundations represent the interests of more than 21,000 foundations in Germany. With about 3,900 members, which represent three quarters of foundation capital in Germany, the association is the largest and oldest foundation association in Europe

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

The British Asian Trust was founded in 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales to tackle widespread poverty and hardship in South Asia

Their mission is to unlock the potential of disadvantaged people in South Asia by maximising the impact and support from the Asian diaspora and beyond.


C Summit

The European Corporate Philanthropy and Social Investing Summit gathers corporate social investors and corporate philanthropists of all types with their European peers to share their knowledge and experience and learn together! The aim is to empower and inspire.

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

Our mission is to bring transparency to philanthropic markets through access to the highest quality data, news, and analytics, thereby enhancing the social impact of philanthropy. We believe that the transparency of philanthropic foundations is vital to increased donation flows, effective social solutions, and positive changes in Chinese society. 

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.

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

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’.

Council on Foundations

An active philanthropic network, the Council on Foundations, founded in 1949, is a nonprofit American leadership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. It provides the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good.

Coalition to Transform Advanced Care

The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) is dedicated to the ideal that all Americans with advanced illness receive comprehensive, high-quality, person- and family-centered care that is consistent with their goals and values and honors their dignity.


Dafne bring together 30 national associations from 28 countries across Europe, representing over 10.000 public-benefit foundations, big and small, who want to make a difference in society. Dafne have created an alliance for collaboration across philanthropy networks in Europe to address big philanthropy questions of our time in a coordinated and effective manner.

Danmarks Fonde

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.


As India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation, Dasra actively shapes the process of social change by forming powerful partnerships with funders and social enterprises.

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.

European Foundation Centre (EFC)

Established in 1989, the European Foundation Centre (EFC) is an international membership association of foundations and corporate funders, with a mission to strengthen the independent funding element of European philanthropy through robust cooperation with an array of partners.

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

Backed by 48 years of experience, the Fondation de France is the leading philanthropic network in France. It gathers together founders, donors, volunteer experts, employees and thousands of organizations, each committed and driven by the desire to act.

Fondazione Lang Italia

Fondazione Lang Italia is an Italian foundation, which works to make social organizations and initiatives stronger, more effective and sustainable; for this reason we work for foundations, philanthropists and companies engaged for their communities. Our Philanthropy Advisory services promote the practice of Strategic Philanthropy to increase the impact of social initiatives.

GEO Funders

GEO is a diverse community of more than 500 grantmakers working to reshape the way philanthropy operates. We are committed to advancing smarter grantmaking practices that enable nonprofits to grow stronger and more effective at achieving better results. For more information and resources.


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.

Global Philanthropy Forum

Established in 2001, the Global Philanthropy Forum is a peer-learning network of philanthropists and social investors committed to advancing international causes. Through conferences, programs and matchmaking services, the GPF seeks to build a community of philanthropists, and to inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of its members’ giving and social investing

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)

The Institute for the Development of Social Investment (Instituto para o Desenvolvimento do Investimento Social) is a civil society organization founded in 1999 by Brazilian social entrepreneurs with support from the WK Kellogg Foundation.

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.

Inside Philanthropy

Inside Philanthropy is a news website about large philanthropic foundations and wealthy donors, created by David Callahan in 2013. It aims to increase oversight and transparency in large-scale philanthropy.

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.

Opal Group

Opal Group organizes premier conferences catered to top executives and decision makers throughout various industries. We are dedicated to providing high-quality events and information, through unparalleled speaking sessions, workshops, and unique face-to-face networking opportunities.

PEAK Grantmaking

PEAK Grantmaking is a member-led national association of professionals who specialize in grants management for funding organizations. The people of PEAK Grantmaking come together to form a vibrant community of grantmaking practice that advances shared leadership and learning across the sector.


The Canadian network of partnership-oriented research on philanthropy (PhiLab) is a place of research, information exchange and mobilization of Canadian foundations’ knowledge. Research conducted in partnership allows for the co-production of new knowledge dedicated to a diversity of actors: government representatives, university researchers, representatives of the philanthropic sector and their affiliate organizations or partners.

Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy Australia serve a community of funders, social investors and social change agents working to achieve positive social, cultural, environmental and community change by leveraging their financial assets and influence.

Philanthropy Circuit

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 Impact

Philanthropy Impact work with advisors, philanthropists, charities and governments to develop greater expertise, awareness and impact in philanthropic action. They provide resources, bespoke events and platforms to support the development of the philanthropy sector.

Philanthropy Ireland

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 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

PFC is a member association of Canadian grantmakers, including private and public foundations, charities and corporations. PFC was created as a nonprofit membership association in 1999 and became a registered charity in 2002.

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

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’.

Pro Bono Australia

Since 2000 Pro Bono Australia has provided media, jobs and resources for the common good. We dedicate our time to support and enable the growth of an engaged and effective purposeful society. Certified in 2013 as a B Corp organisation, today we act as the leading online news organisation for the Australian social economy and those wanting to engage with it.

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

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 Conferences

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.

Sprint Impact

Spring Impact is a non-profit which aims to scale social impact, so that great ideas change more lives. A global organisation, it has offices in both London and San Francisco and works with mission-driven charities and social-enterprises across the world.

SRI Conference

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.

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 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 Philanthropic Initiative

The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI) is a philanthropy advisory practice that helps individuals, families, foundations, and companies increase the impact of their giving. TPI designs and manages transformative, strategic philanthropy solutions at the local, national, and global level. In 2010, TPI launched its Center for Global Philanthropy to guide research and thought leadership involving philanthropy outside of the US.

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

There are 46 community foundations across the UK and UKCF is their umbrella organisation. We provide advice and support to our member community foundations and help UK-wide clients such as Big Lottery and Comic Relief channel funding, via community foundations, to where it’s needed most.

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.

What Donors Want

What Donors Want is a podcast by I.G. Advisors, which offers a fresh, dynamic (and slightly irreverent) view into major gifts fundraising from the donor’s perspective.

Wilton Park

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.