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Stories From the Founders Pledge Community

Member Stories

Member Stories

‘I didn’t have to convince anyone’: Joshua Wohle on pledging with his co-founders

By: Joshua Wohle

We recently sat down with Joshua, who has pledged alongside his co-founders at Bloom and made a 10% pledge, to find out more about Bloom, the team’s motivations and his approach to impact.

Member Stories

The world’s biggest online art class: From smashing a world record to raising £50k

By: Rachel Baxter

Driven by Founders Pledge members Sam Barnett and Sebastien Blanc, the class broke an art world record and raised thousands of pounds for COVID relief.

Member Stories

Why I don't want to gamble with giving

By: Erik Bergman

Erik Bergman, founder of Catena Media and Great.com, discusses his journey from becoming a millionaire overnight at the age of 28 to dedicating himself to charitable giving.

Insights from the Research Team

Insights from the Research Team

Running the Global Health & Development Fund

By: Stephen Clare

In this final blog in our series about the Global Health and Development Fund, we discuss our plans for learning, iterating and improving.

Insights from the Research Team

Should you support animal welfare charities?

By: Stephen Clare

Discussing three key considerations that affect our decision to donate to animal advocacy organisations rather than human-focused organisations.

Insights from the Research Team

Biden’s victory: Is this a special opportunity for outsized climate impact?

By: Johannes Ackva

What do the results of the US election mean for high-impact climate philanthropy? We explore how it might affect your ability to make a difference through climate philanthropy, and what it means for our Climate Fund strategy and top recommendations.

Philanthropic Thinking

Philanthropic Thinking

Funding requests: When to say no

By: Adriana Lowe

Even if you feel compelled to do good this Giving Season, you might be having a hard time deciding how best to allocate your limited resources. That’s where the Founders Pledge Advisory team comes in - we help you plan your giving strategically.

Philanthropic Thinking

How to give around an IPO

By: Alessandra Ferrari

A practical guide for pre-IPO giving for shareholding employees and alumni of a company in the process of going public. We cover essential considerations and offer strategies for maximizing the potential impact of your giving.

Philanthropic Thinking

Want to start a nonprofit? Think carefully before you do

By: Rachel Baxter

In this blog, we outline important points to consider before starting your own nonprofit, alternative ways to create impact and how Founders Pledge can help.

Podcasts

Podcasts

How I Give: Combatting climate change with Ignaz Forstmeier

By: Philip Kasumu

We talk to Ignaz Forstmeier, co-founder of Personio & Founders Pledge Climate Champion, about his own personal giving journey, his passion for saving the planet and why he has chosen to give through the Founders Pledge Climate Fund.

Podcasts

How I Give: Tackling poverty amid COVID-19 with Michael Faye

By: Philip Kasumu

FinTech founder Michael shares his story, first-hand observations of the impact of COVID-19 on GiveDirectly and Taptap Send, and insights into how founders and philanthropists can help tackle some of the world's greatest challenges.

Podcasts

How I Give: Existential risk with John Halstead

By: Philip Kasumu

John Halstead, Head of Applied Research at Founders Pledge, talks about existential risk and why philanthropists should focus on safeguarding the welfare of future generations.