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

Seed funding early-stage nonprofits: An update to our thinking

By: Stephen Clare & Rachel Baxter

In this blog, we outline what we’ve learned from assessing the potential impact of supporting early-stage nonprofits, a potentially high-risk, high-reward approach.

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.

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.