REFLECTIONS

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A BRIEF EXPLORATION OF SABBATICAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR NGO LEADERS IN ASIA

Given the lack of sabbatical opportunities, research was undertaken by Firetree to see what would be necessary for a funder to introduce a sabbatical program.

Sep 28, 2021

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SHARING INSIGHTS FROM YOUTH RESOURCE MAPPING / SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR YOUNG LEADERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

If a young person in the Philippines wants to help solve problems in their community, what kind of support do they have access to?

Sep 07, 2021

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VIDEO - LEARNING BOX PROGRAM BY STARFISH EDUCATION

Education during a pandemic is an enormous challenge. Starfish Education responded to this by designing the Learning Box program. Check out this fun video to learn more.

Mar 26, 2021

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FIRETREE PHILANTHROPY: BRIEF REFLECTION ON 2020 

This blog is to openly and briefly share what we, as Firetree, did in the awful madness that was 2020. 

Feb 26, 2021

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SHARING INSIGHTS FROM SNAPSHOT STUDY ON FUNDER RESPONSES TO COVID-19

We wanted to explore how other funders based in our region had responded to Covid-19, as well as how non-profits had experienced different responses from various funders.

Mar 01, 2021

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STARFISH EDUCATION: A REFLECTION ON 2020

Sharing a reflection from the Starfish Education team on 2020. It has been translated into English from its original post in Thai. 

Feb 26, 2021

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TONDO COMMUNITY INITATIVE (TCI): A SUMMARY OF 2020

Sharing some of what TCI did over 2020, and comes from reflections written by the TCI team. 

Feb 26, 2021

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SOME REFLECTIONS FROM A ‘TRUST-BASED FUNDER’ IN ASIA

Against all the turbulence and heartbreak of 2020, greater trust and flexibility in philanthropy has been increasingly and consistently called for this year. 

Dec 18, 2020

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THE 'SYSTEMIC STARFISH': HOW EMPATHY DRIVES ALL FIRETREE TRUST’S PHILANTHROPIC INITIATIVES

When describing what Firetree Trust does, I am always eager to talk about both of our philanthropic programs: Starfish Education and Firetree Philanthropy...

Oct 10, 2020

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GOVERNANCE MATTERS: WHAT WE SEEK IN OUR PARTNERS' BOARDS OF DIRECTORS

One of our biggest learnings this year was around organizational governance and the challenges of...

Aug 19, 2020

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FIRETREE TRUST: COVID-19 RESPONSE

These are such turbulent and unsettling times — for everyone. For many of our partners they are at the frontline of the impact of the Covid-19 — and supporting people and communities that are the most vulnerable to its impact.

Mar 18, 2020

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FIRETREE PHILANTHROPY: REFLECTIONS ON 2019 AND WHERE WE'RE HEADED IN 2020

As part of our on-going commitment to transparency and open sharing, this blog aims to reflect upon the last 18 months of our partnership funding work and share our learning.

Jan 4, 2020

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OUR PHILANTHROPY LEARNING AND REFLECTIONS TO DATE

A few months ago, I wrote some of our key learning points from our philanthropy work over last year, as part of our annual reflections.

One of those reflections was that we need to get better at openly sharing what we’re learning and how that’s shaping our approach. These blogs aim to be a simple and informal way to do that.

Aug 21, 2019

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OUR PHILANTHROPY APPROACH

Firetree Trust has three core areas of work:

  1. Partnership funding

  2. Developing direct initiatives, but only in contexts and geographies we know particularly well and where gaps exist that we can play a role in addressing

  3. Connecting with others, openly sharing our learning, and highlighting useful research

Aug 17, 2019

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FIRETREE TRUST

Eight years ago, on a hot April day, Dick and I sat along the river in Siem Reap, after a long day of work with a partner. Sipping a beer we were thinking about what name we could give to an operating foundation that...

Aug 15, 2019