• New Award Focused on Sustainable Livelihood Programs

    The Alquity Transforming Lives Awards identifies and supports social entrepreneurs and sustainable solutions-focused charities to help unleash potential in the Global South.

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    The BC.Lab works to close the gap between the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the social development challenges in Latin America.

  • Accelerating Impact & Strengthening Leadership Where It Matters Most

    Philanthropy University is a digital learning platform that provides locally-led organizations with the knowledge and resources needed to better serve their communities.

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    With your small donation, you provide a passionate changemaker with free access to the knowledge needed to save his or her nonprofit from closing its doors.

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Transforming global development from the ground up

We see a world where local civil society organizations in the Global South have the knowledge, resources and support they need to effectively address sustainable development challenges.

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Helping our learners bring change to their organizations

Designed for learners and local organizations in the Global South but open to all, our free online University helps nonprofit leaders become more effective in their work and unlock greater impact in their organizations.

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Learner Stories

What the community is saying

From combating natural disasters to providing school materials for children in need our learners come from across the globe and are changing the world.

Katia Madrid and Cristina Paulsen

Katia and Cristina co-founded Kapchiy Foundation, which aims to design and promote workshops and seminars of different art disciplines for underprivileged children and teenagers in public schools in Chile. The main objective of the organization is to increase the self-esteem of this children, using arts to empower them and develop resilience.

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Dike Clement

Dike Clement is the Executive Director of Africommunity Technology Development Center. With his passion for education, he has helped young people gain admission to higher institutions through his tutorial programs. Since founding the organization, this work has impacted more 5000 people.

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Alokesh Sharma

Alokesh Sharma, founder and director of the Kshamtalaya Foundation and Aafaaq Foundation, took Philanthropy University courses to learn more about designing programs, managing documentation and overseeing operations for the organizations.

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Alejandro Silva Diaz

Alejandro is the executive director of Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción, a local organization in Puerto Rico. He found Philanthropy University courses integral to his work. The fundraising course he took helped him to focus his efforts on relationship building.

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Fadera Williams

Fadera is the president of an organization that supports sustainable development, with a focus on environmental advocacy and youth development. Inspired by a Philanthropy University course, her organizational strategy significantly shifted.

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Betty Mbithi

Betty is the founder of an organization focused on mentoring and coaching young girls and women on entrepreneurship skills, digital literacy and personal development. Betty attributes Philanthropy University with her biggest accomplishment: becoming a co-founder.

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We recognize and reward our most promising learners and their organizations, giving them the profile, support and funding they need to strengthen their work and build their resilience.

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We bring our learners together with other leaders from government, business and philanthropy to celebrate the achievements of local organizations and mobilize action in support of their efforts year-round.

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We work with best-in-class partners who share our deep commitment in building the capacity of local organizations. Our partners provide expertise, local connections, world-class training, content, funding and much more.

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