By Rena Greifinger, Senior Lead, MaverickNext, PSI The piece below originally appeared here on the Family Office Exchange blog. Empathy. Child-like curiosity. Trust. Failure. These traits are what should guide the next evolution in philanthropy. I think often about the future of the social sector, not just because it is what my current job entails, […]
By Ann Morris, Member, Maverick Collective In Kenya, more than half of women who want contraception have access to it. But in places like Kilifi on the eastern coast, “Mwenye Syndrome”— the belief that a husband “owns” his wife — keeps many women from accessing the family planning they desire. But across the country, it’s women volunteers, […]
By Lovee Ramachandran and Subhanshi Ghorlej, Triggerise India “Kunj!”, exclaimed a woman briskly walking towards an excited infant. Six-month old Kunj responded with a broad, toothless smile, and the woman in turn caressed him with a touch of motherly love. Kunj’s mother Rashmi and her husband live in Jaipur, Rajasthan in India. When Rashmi was […]
By Ann Morris, Member, Maverick Collective Bamba, Kenya – Zippora Masha invites her guests into her spacious mud-walled home, where educational posters, brought home by her husband, a teacher, line the walls. Her oldest daughter, 5, is at school, but her youngest, a healthy, chubby toddler, snoozes on her hip. Although her own education ended […]
Several members of The Philanthropy Workshop network are founding members of Maverick Collective, an initiative of Population Services International (PSI) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Each of the members has partnered with PSI to conceptualize and fund a health project in the developing world. Maverick Collective members bring their intellectual and financial capital to address […]
NEWS DEEPLY Feature by Lara Setrakian, Co-Founder and Executive Director at News Deeply Frustrated by the lack of women philanthropists on the world stage, Kate Roberts and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway set up their own network of donors to invest in women and girls. Roberts spoke to News Deeply about their outlook. Click here to […]
SISTERHOOD IS POWERFUL – AND NOW IT’S ALSO WEALTHY Feature by Adrienne Cernigoi at The Economist Intelligence Unit Review of the growing prominence of women in philanthropy and how PSI, through Maverick Collective, is responding. Click here to view the full article.
HUFFINGTON POST BY ENGLISH SALL, MAVERICK COLLECTIVE MEMBER “Humanizing data to design a better community health system should be considered paramount to truly make a difference in communities.” English Sall speaks about her work and visit to Zimbabwe in a blog for the Huffington Post. Click here to view the full article.
Violence against women and children is all too familiar in many of the places we work. This is no different in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2014, PSI-Caribbean (PSI-C) had the opportunity to pilot a gender-based violence (GBV) prevention program through a partnership with Indrani Goradia of Indrani’s Light Foundation and co-founder of the Maverick Collective. […]
By Bethany Corrigan, Senior Technical Advisor – GBV, PSI PSI stands with people around the world to celebrate a global commitment eliminate violence against girls and women. In my first post, I talked about PSI’s role in a greater multi-sector, collaborative fight against the many-headed beast that is GBV. Beginning on the International Day for Elimination of […]