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Learn from an exciting library of articles,
tools and resources from across the philanthropic world.

Doing Good Better

By William MacAskill. Effective Altruism

Most of us want to make a difference. We donate our time and money to charities and causes we deem worthy, choose careers we consider meaningful, and patronize businesses and buy products we believe make the world a better place. Unfortunately, we often base these decisions on assumptions and emotions rather than facts. As a result, even our best intentions often lead to ineffective—and sometimes downright harmful—outcomes. How can we do better?


The Philanthropy Roadmap

Rockerfeller Philanthropy Advisors

A suite of tools to guide donors through the processes and practices of thoughtful and effective giving. Includes digestible yet thorough guides covering topics such as 'Your Philanthropy Roadmap', 'Finding Your Focus In Philanthropy', and 'Impact Investing: An Introduction.'


A Decade of Outcome Oriented Philanthropy

By Paul Brest. Stanford Social Innovation Review

The outgoing president of the Hewlett Packard Foundation provides a recent history of outcome-oriented philanthropy over the last decade (through 2012) and prospects for its future growth.


Estimated reading time - 15 minutes

The Philanthropy Roadmap

Rockerfeller Philanthropy Advisors

A suite of tools to guide donors through the processes and practices of thoughtful and effective giving. Includes digestible yet thorough guides covering topics such as ‘Your Philanthropy Roadmap’, ‘Finding Your Focus In Philanthropy’, and ‘Impact Investing: An Introduction’.


5 New Years’ Resolutions About Nonprofit Measurement

By Perry Yeatman. The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Yeatman discusses 5 recommendations for nonprofits to help them make a greater impact in 2015, including measuring impact and joining the big data movement.


What's Your Endgame?

By Alice Gugelev and Andrew Stern. Stanford Social Innovation Review

An in-depth look at how nonprofit leaders should grow their organization to maximize impact. The authors explore six endgames for nonprofit leaders to consider – ones that go beyond the strategy of simply scaling up, which can be limited by access to capital.


Estimated reading time - 19 minutes

Known Quantity

By Achilles Kallergis and Alexandre Lambelet. Stanford Social Innovation Review

To be effective, the work of philanthropy should be not just innovative but also cumulative, drawing on pre-existing research.


Collective Impact

By Mark Kramer and John Kania. Stanford Social Innovation Review

This article highlights the lack of broad cross-sector coordination in the social sector, where an isolated impact approach dominates – yet the impact of collective effort can bring about large- scale social change.


Estimated reading time - 14 minutes

2015 Gates Annual Letter

By Bill and Melinda Gates. Gates Foundation

The Gates Annual Letter details their big bet that “the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history”.


Estimated reading time - 21 minutes

Global Citizen

Global Citizen

Created by the by the Global Poverty Project in 2012, the Global Citizen platform connects readers with information, organizations, events, and campaigns - all geared towards the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030.