In 2019, TPI’s Center for Global Philanthropy published The Thoughtful Funder’s Guide to Global Giving. We set out to share knowledge and to equip donors of all types and sizes, from the private and corporate sectors, to determine how they might use philanthropy to address three issue areas currently affecting millions of people around the world:

I. Increasing access to clean, safe water;
II. Addressing the global refugee response crisis; and
III. Improving conditions for women and girls.

Fast forward a few months, and the world is facing a global pandemic that has laid bare just how dire these issues – and many others – truly are. Philanthropy has an important role to play in addressing so many of the interconnected issues facing the world today, and we’re seeing funders step up to the challenge in new and exciting ways. Recognizing the enormity of the problems, new collaborative platforms are being created as funders recognize the need to work together towards solutions.

Whether you’re just getting started with giving across borders or you’re adjusting and reshaping your giving in response to what the world is currently facing, there are important questions worth considering in your philanthropic journey, and we’ve shared them below. We developed these strategic questions through our research for The Thoughtful Funder’s Guide to Global Giving, including conversations with a variety of funders who are having impact around the world.

  • Focus
  • Context
  • Entry Strategy
  • Collaboration and Leverage
  • Learning and Evaluation
  • Exit Strategy

Read the full article about funders' checklist for global giving by Maggi Alexander at The Philanthropic Initiative.