Annual Letter from Thankyou Trustees
The giving system’s broken. We helped break it.
On the 29th of September 2020, we launched a bold campaign: No Small Plan. It aims, in time, to raise hundreds of millions of dollars (and beyond) over the next decade for the end of extreme poverty. As bold as the launch was we wonder if the boldest part wasn’t found in the launch video, but in what you are about to read. Because sometimes, once you see something, you can’t unsee it. And so, you must change to forge bold new paths forward.
Empowering communities & our partners through a new Track Your Impact
After months of hard work, we are proud to finally unveil a new look to Track Your Impact, representing the next stage in our ongoing commitment to connect you with the global impact that you're making by chooising Thankyou.
It was dusk by the time we walked back up the hill to the birthing centre that sat steadily and somewhat in solitary there. Well, a hill in my eyes, but perhaps only a speed bump in the eyes of our Nepali friends who live in a country with the world’s highest mountain.
Radical Transparency: Track Your Impact™ Final Field Reports
“But where does the money go?” It’s probably one of the most asked questions in the social enterprise, charity and not for profit sector. And it’s a fair one. At a time where giving rates are on the decline and there’s a growing scepticism around what businesses and charities do with the money they are given, it’s also an important one. Track Your Impact™ is our answer. We built it because we give 100% of profits from our products to our impact partners and we wanted to prove it...
We Stand Tall On The Shoulders Of Giants
We’re about funding sustainable solutions that last. We’re often asked how we choose which projects to fund. Here’s the low down from our Chief Impact Officer, Pete Yao...
Cheffy's Story: This is what determination looks like
If I had to describe Cheffy in three words? Well firstly I’d ask for more words, then I’d settle on ‘determination’ ‘resilience’ and ‘heart’. Why? Because he’s been told ‘no’ more times than he can count or recall. But it never changed his vision or resolve. Let me explain…
We arrived at a school in the Chivi District of rural Zimbabwe. The nation’s flag flew at full mast on the front lawn. The heat was intense, yet three school students came rushing towards us in shirts with their ties done up to the top.
“This is my dream…” A father's remarkable story of determination and persistence
In some ways Romaldo is a regular 45-year-old farmer. But when we sat down to talk with this smiling, confident man in a remote and mountainous village in Timor Leste, we realised his story of hope and persistence is entirely remarkable, and far from regular.