Stories

Stories From the Founders Pledge Community

Member Spotlights

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

Impact Stories: Village Enterprise

By: Village Enterprise & Founders Pledge Team

Elizabeth Auma lives in Migori County and chairs the Nyang’au Village Enterprise business savings group, a group of inspiring entrepreneurs living with HIV.

Insights from the Research Team

Impact Stories: Malaria Consortium

By: Rachel Baxter

Read Saratu's story and discover why Malaria Consortium's seasonal malaria chemoprevention work is so important.

Insights from the Research Team

What Biden and his Senate majority mean for climate policy and philanthropy

By: Johannes Ackva & Anu Khan

An update on how the US election results affect climate policy and philanthropy.

Philanthropic Thinking

Philanthropic Thinking

Why we say ‘funding opportunity’ instead of ‘charity’

By: Anu Khan & Rachel Baxter

We recommend a number of cost-effective, high-impact charities doing brilliant work, but we generally refer to our recommendations as ‘funding opportunities’. This is why.

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.

Podcasts

Podcasts

From 16-year-old college graduate to two-time tech founder with Robby Walker

By: Philip Kasumu

We chat to Robby about his fascinating personal journey, his entrepreneurial career and why he decided to take the pledge.

Podcasts

How I Give: Solving problems for small businesses in Africa with Daniel Yu

By: Philip Kasumu

We speak to Daniel Yu, Founder & Global CEO of Sokowatch, about his unique entrepreneurial journey, his philanthropy and why he decided to take the pledge.

Podcasts

How I Give: Entrepreneurship & philanthropy with Andrew Skotzko

By: Philip Kasumu

We speak to member Andrew Skotzko, product leader, podcaster, philanthropist and entrepreneur.