Some resources for funders:

For funders interested in learning more about trust-based funding approaches, the trust-based philanthropy project has some excellent resources.

In addition, we highly recommend watching this short insightful and honest webinar from Pia Infante (Co-Executive Director of the Whitman Institute):

We also find this blog from John Rendel at Peter Cundill Foundation a useful and insightful read on unrestricted / general operating support funding.

Over 2020, Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) brought together a number of funders from across the world as a global scan to better understand global philanthropic responses to Covid-19. 


They were interested in the how more than the what. On this website here, you can find stories, insights and the provocations that they collected. It's a rich resource and well worth exploring. They also curated some insights in the pdf below. Many thanks to SIX for their ongoing work in this space. 

Additionally, the pdf below is a report entitled "Snapshot: Covid-19 grantmaking going forward in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong" that was compiled using research conducted by Just Cause and commissioned by Firetree in order to reflect on different Covid-19 philanthropic responses and look forward to 2021. 

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Resources for educators:

As part of its professional development services, Starfish Education has been working on a whole school transformation project with over 90 schools in Thailand since 2018. This project applies Apple Inc's concept about elements of success to school administrators, so that they can manage leaning environments and lead schools to be innovative organizations. This "whole school" approach requires transformation via nine elements in three aspects: school management, teaching and learning. 

The publication found below, titled "School Transformation: 9 Elements of the Whole School Approach", is an English adaptation of the guidelines for this concept, and also includes insights from school directors and teachers who played roles in schools that have successfully changed their school system to improve learning outcomes in line with 21st century skills. .