Collaborative Philanthropy: our hosting offer

Global Dialogue hosts donor networks, funder collaboratives and pooled funds for both UK and international causes. We specialise in providing a smart back-office function tailored to the needs of independent philanthropy, taking care of finance and administration, HR and legal matters so that programme staff can focus on strategy and delivery. We were the first philanthropic support organisation to develop a UK equivalent to ‘fiscal sponsorship’, and now support a broad portfolio of hosted programmes.

Global Dialogue is committed to enabling a high level of donor governance to our hosted programmes, most of which have Advisory Boards, Management Committees or Steering Groups made up of the funders of that initiative and other partners. We seek to make connections and share our learning across our programmes and networks whenever possible so that the wider field is enriched by our work.

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