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Stories From the Founders Pledge Community

Member Stories

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.

Member Stories

The simple path to impact

By: Ben Medlock

Learn how Ben Medlock, technologist and founder of Swiftkey, applied his lessons from business to his philanthropy. Find out which charitable donation he found most impactful.

Insights from the Research Team

Insights from the Research Team

Could psychedelics revolutionise mental health treatments?

By: Aidan Goth

Could psychedelic drugs such as magic mushrooms and MDMA revolutionise mental health treatments? The Founders Pledge research team recently investigated this question and found promising results.

Insights from the Research Team

Our plans for seed funding promising nonprofits

By: Callum Calvert

This post lays out what we’ve done so far to find funding opportunities in the space of seed funding nonprofits, and what we plan to do next.

Insights from the Research Team

Seed funding nonprofits: a high-risk, high-reward approach

By: Callum Calvert

In this post, we explore seed funding new or early-stage nonprofits and how it this approach can create impact.

Philanthropic Thinking

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.

Philanthropic Thinking

Planning your giving with Founders Pledge

By: Danielle Gram & Layal Marten

How can entrepreneurs achieve real social impact? Founders Pledge outlines how to commit and plan for charitable giving, and account for wealth planning, tax benefits (including capital gains and income tax relief), and maximizing impact.

Philanthropic Thinking

Resources on racial justice for the Founders Pledge community

By: Founders Pledge Team

A list of topics and resources which have inspired our thinking on racial justice.

Podcasts

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.

Podcasts

How I Give: COVID-19 in fragile settings with David Miliband

By: David Goldberg

David Miliband, President of the IRC, joined us to discuss the imminent threat of COVID-19 to the world’s most vulnerable populations, including refugee and displaced communities.