FIRETREE GATHERING 2022
Since hosting the inaugural Firetree gathering held at the Starfish facility in Chiang Mai, Thailand in November 2022, we’ve had lots of requests to share how we did it and what lessons we learned from the event.
Apr 3, 2023
MIGRATION & SYSTEMS THINKING IN THE PHILIPPINES
We continue our series of systems thinking chats where we connect with different social impact leaders from the Philippines about how and why they are trying to incorporate systems thinking in their work.
Aug 18, 2022
REFLECTIONS ON NARRATIVE CHANGE
After our exploration of the ecosystem supporting social impact storytelling in Southeast Asia, we wanted to continue learning, shifting our focus on narrative change.
Dec 15, 2021
A BRIEF EXPLORATION OF SABBATICAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR NGO LEADERS IN ASIA
Given the lack of sabbatical opportunities, research was undertaken by Firetree to see what would be necessary for a funder to introduce a sabbatical program.
Sep 28, 2021
SHARING INSIGHTS FROM YOUTH RESOURCE MAPPING / SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR YOUNG LEADERS IN THE PHILIPPINES
If a young person in the Philippines wants to help solve problems in their community, what kind of support do they have access to?
Sep 07, 2021
VIDEO - LEARNING BOX PROGRAM BY STARFISH EDUCATION
Education during a pandemic is an enormous challenge. Starfish Education responded to this by designing the Learning Box program. Check out this fun video to learn more.
Mar 26, 2021
SHARING INSIGHTS FROM SNAPSHOT STUDY ON FUNDER RESPONSES TO COVID-19
We wanted to explore how other funders based in our region had responded to Covid-19, as well as how non-profits had experienced different responses from various funders.
Mar 01, 2021
SOME REFLECTIONS FROM A ‘TRUST-BASED FUNDER’ IN ASIA
Against all the turbulence and heartbreak of 2020, greater trust and flexibility in philanthropy has been increasingly and consistently called for this year.
Dec 18, 2020
THE 'SYSTEMIC STARFISH': HOW EMPATHY DRIVES ALL FIRETREE TRUST’S PHILANTHROPIC INITIATIVES
When describing what Firetree Trust does, I am always eager to talk about both of our philanthropic programs: Starfish Education and Firetree Philanthropy...
Oct 10, 2020
FIRETREE TRUST: COVID-19 RESPONSE
These are such turbulent and unsettling times — for everyone. For many of our partners they are at the frontline of the impact of the Covid-19 — and supporting people and communities that are the most vulnerable to its impact.
Mar 18, 2020
FIRETREE PHILANTHROPY: REFLECTIONS ON 2019 AND WHERE WE'RE HEADED IN 2020
As part of our on-going commitment to transparency and open sharing, this blog aims to reflect upon the last 18 months of our partnership funding work and share our learning.
Jan 4, 2020
OUR PHILANTHROPY LEARNING AND REFLECTIONS TO DATE
A few months ago, I wrote some of our key learning points from our philanthropy work over last year, as part of our annual reflections.
One of those reflections was that we need to get better at openly sharing what we’re learning and how that’s shaping our approach. These blogs aim to be a simple and informal way to do that.
Aug 21, 2019
OUR PHILANTHROPY APPROACH
Firetree Trust has three core areas of work:
Developing direct initiatives, but only in contexts and geographies we know particularly well and where gaps exist that we can play a role in addressing
Connecting with others, openly sharing our learning, and highlighting useful research
Aug 17, 2019
Eight years ago, on a hot April day, Dick and I sat along the river in Siem Reap, after a long day of work with a partner. Sipping a beer we were thinking about what name we could give to an operating foundation that...