PRESENTED BY THE PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERSHIPS TEAM OF THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
The giving marketplace is ripe for innovation.
The Better Giving Studio (BGS) recognizes the power of individual donors — whether it’s $5, $50, or $5000, it is the act of giving that counts. While generosity is a universal value that spans time, geographies, and cultures, digitization is transforming how we give. The Better Giving Studio aspires to help everyday donors by sharing innovative and inclusive digital solutions across the giving marketplace. We hope to serve as a resource for the field by offering practical tools, real-world insights, and opportunities for collaboration.
Prepare volunteers for every volunteer opportunity with just a few clicks. Empathy Library is a curated…
Create a single profile that connects your charitable organization to all giving platforms that have implemented…
Create a common, open-source toolkit for integrating donations into any platform, anywhere. The Giving Commons would…
The Story of a Co-Lab Sprint: Collaboration, Co-Creation and CommunityA CoLab Sprint seeks to solve systemic problems by facilitating collaboration and co-creation among a diverse group of experts in a wide variety of fields. Here’s a behind the scenes look at our fall series, which took on Equitable Curation and Hyperlocal Volunteering.
The Better Giving Studio
Open minds and open source
We invite giving platforms, organizations, and entrepreneurs to work with us as we explore new opportunities to better connect people with the causes they care about. Wherever possible, we strive to make BGS tools and concepts open source so that they can be adopted, remixed or used for inspiration and learning.
What’s the giving ecosystem and giving marketplace? Am I a part of it?
The giving ecosystem encompasses anyone who participates in, benefits from, facilitates, or studies the practice of charitable giving–a community member who donates to their local food bank, researchers who examine giving trends, product developers working for giving platforms, and beyond.