Collaboration is critical across issues, sectors, and geographies when it comes to achieving systems change, and Human Rights Funders Network’s (HRFN) Funding Futures Festival in December created the conditions for just that.
Many argue that no recent act of giving has impacted the field of philanthropy more than MacKenzie Scott awarding more than $14 billion in less than two years. In addition to the breadth and amount of dollars gifted, Scott’s philanthropy has been remarkable because of its unrestricted funding and multi-year gifts, which follow the recent rise in trust-based philanthropy.
A new initiative has gathered the experiences of several global development organizations that received MacKenzie Scott windfall grants. The aim is to help global development practitioners and funders adjust their giving models for greater impact.
Today, Panorama is announcing our Collaborative Learning from Impact Philanthropy initiative, which encompasses research, peer learning, and knowledge sharing, with a goal of informing and educating both the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors about best practices in making and managing large grants.
Here's how we set about analyzing the diversity, intersectionality, and geography of MacKenzie Scott's transformational giving.
Fiscal sponsorship is a powerful tool for philanthropists, non-profits and social entrepreneurs looking to offload the administrative, financial, and regulatory work of running a nonprofit and devote more energy and resources to their causes.
There is a tremendous amount of work to be done, and the role of philanthropy is critical. Will COP26 in Glasgow be a turning point for philanthropists and funders breaking down silos and working together?
A year ago this week, The Upswing Fund launched in response to an alarming decline in adolescent mental health exacerbated by COVID-19.
To rapidly accelerate the pace of change toward gender parity in state legislatures, pivotal policymaking bodies, The Ascend Fund is making targeted, transformational investments in 13 state and local organizations in Michigan, Mississippi, and Washington.
While government agencies are slower to move resources in response to real-time and evolving needs, philanthropy can act quickly and mobilize resources through rapid-response grantmaking.
Today, The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health, an initiative of Panorama Global, announced $380,000 in funding to four new grant recipients. In March 2021, The Upswing Fund distributed their first round of grants, and to-date has awarded over $11 million to 92 non-profit organizations.
In a new article published by Stanford Social Innovation Review, Gabrielle Fitzgerald, founder and CEO of Panorama and co-founder of Pandemic Action Network, shared her experience working in “crisis mode” during the pandemic.