Open research to better understand and reach the full spectrum of philanthropy around the world
Human Rights Funders Network is working closely with a research team at Bridges and Sensata to launch a global study of philanthropy.
This research will map the full spectrum of perspectives that drive the field of philanthropy. Aggregate findings will be free and open. Help us reach far and wide to deepen our evidence-based understanding and increase the impact of philanthropy of all kinds.
This'll be the most fun 5 minutes you've ever spent answering a survey! It is 100% anonymous and available in Spanish and English. When you’re done, you can see anonymized aggregated responses in real-time.
Connecting Philanthropy is an earnest attempt to understand the full spectrum of perspectives in philanthropy across the world. At HRFN, we believe that now, more than ever, the field of philanthropy must redefine what's the role of philanthropy during uncertain times. Therefore, this research study aims to understand the thoughts, beliefs, and wants of individuals in the field in order to reach across the aisle, collaborate, and engage in the best ways possible.
To maximize impact, we’re asking for your support in two ways: Participate and Share. We value your input and we’d love to have you participate in this research by taking the survey and adding to the field-wide insight we’re working to obtain.
We promise this'll be the most fun 5 minutes you've ever spent answering a survey. It will be anonymous and aimed at reaching the full spectrum of philanthropic actors. Our goal is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the field, using fun and robust methodologies embedded in this survey.
The survey will be open from January 25th to February 15th. After you’ve completed the survey, you will be able to see real-time aggregated results for some of the most interesting questions.
After the survey is complete, HRFN will publish findings publicly as a resource for the field. This analysis will include a summary of values and perspectives that shape philanthropic funding around the world. Debate, exchange, and discussion of findings will be a key next step, and we invite you to sign up below to receive information about how to stay informed and get involved.
Finally, under the principles of open data, collected data will also be available upon request. All findings and data will be completely anonymous and only ever aggregated at levels that retain this standard.
We’re eager to distribute this survey as broadly as possible through peer networks, philanthropic channels, and word-of-mouth. Please consider sharing it with at least one philanthropic board member, program officer, grantee, executive director, and your network at-large.
Friends, we are on a learning journey and remain committed to the relentless pursuit of human rights. We are currently pausing the survey. To everyone who has contributed to our survey thus far, we appreciate you. Stay tuned.