10 foundations whose funds go towards global economic development projects

An article consisting of lists of grantmakers whose aims are to make as many impacts for one purpose – giving opportunities to everyone. Have a read to see what each foundation’s missions are. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The foundation … Continue Reading

This week in Philanthropy: week 31

Are you up to date with news within the philanthropy industry? Find the latest best picked Philanthropy news here to keep you up to date with the Philanthropy world. A new approach to corporate philanthropy When thinking about corporate philanthropy, … Continue Reading

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10 types of foundations

Did you know there are many types of foundations and each of them are set up to support different purposes. Give this article a read to find out ten of the many types of foundations. Arts Foundation Individual artist or … Continue Reading

Infographic: What’s grantmaking? History, definition, and trends

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5 companies with impressive corporate giving programs

Corporate giving seems to be on the rise. More and more companies are committing to this kind of corporate philanthropy. The two main ways to donate are: Matching gift programs: Corporations match employee donations to eligible nonprofits, thus doubling or tripling … Continue Reading

10 Nonprofits that use Social Media in an Outstanding Way

Social media represent one of the best opportunities for nonprofits to present themselves, increase their reputation, and, above all, increase community engagement. However, social media is a very wide and competitive landscape, so nonprofits are required to have a strategy … Continue Reading

Foundations news digest – week 26

Are you interested in the philanthropy sector and its latest developments? Look no further as we have made it easy for you to keep up. Check out our handpicked articles featuring the latest philanthropy news! A Total Rethink of Philanthropy … Continue Reading

What did we learn at the Symposium?

Last week we attended the 2017 edition of the Swiss Foundations Symposium in Geneva, Switzerland. With over 400 people present at the event it maintained its reputation as the largest conference for foundations in Switzerland. We had a great day … Continue Reading

Foundations news digest – week 24

Are you interested in the philanthropy sector and its latest developments? Look no further as we have made it easy for you to keep up. Check out our handpicked articles featuring the latest philanthropy news! Andrew Forrest gives away large … Continue Reading

Optimy is attending the 2017 Swiss Foundation Symposium

With 13 000 foundations who have a capital of over 70 billion Swiss francs, it is safe to say that Switzerland knows a thing or two about philanthropy. This is why we are excited to announce that we will once … Continue Reading