Stories From the Founders Pledge Community

Member Stories

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.

Member Stories

Transforming through philanthropy

By: Damien Lane

Investor Damien Lane used to allocate his philanthropy without much care, until an event completely changed his outlook. He breaks down how his giving has transformed as a result.

Member Stories

What selling my business taught me about altruism

By: Matt Hunter

Want to give back to your community when your business scales? Entrepreneur Matt Hunter shares his most important lessons for smart donating after he sold his startup to Yelp.

Insights from the Research Team

Insights from the Research Team

Why improving housing affordability is one of the best causes to support in England

By: Stephen Clare

An analysis of the housing crisis in England, its social, economic, and environmental effects, and our recommendation for supporting effective solutions.

Insights from the Research Team

Saving lives vs. saving the economy

By: John Halstead

A look at how we can compare the health costs and economic costs of COVID lockdown.

Insights from the Research Team

COVID-19: Insights from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

By: The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Insights about the COVID-10 pandemic from the team at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.

Philanthropic Thinking

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.

Philanthropic Thinking

How to think about giving during COVID

By: Danielle Gram

Points to consider when determining whether COVID is the only cause to give to this year.

Philanthropic Thinking

Is silicon valley solving the problems that matter most?

By: Jeremy Le Van

A successful entrepreneur ponders the culture change in tech, and whether more effort is required for entrepreneurs to have real social impact. His conclusion is clear.



How I Give: The Center for Health Security

By: Sam Carter

We speak to the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security about the COVID-19 pandemic


How I Give: Staying Sane in Lockdown with Mike Nolet

By: Philip Kasumu

How I Give is a Founders Pledge podcast about entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and social change