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Blood:Water Featured by The Bridgespan Group

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“I believe we can still offer trust-based grantmaking while also having reporting requirements that mutually support partner impact monitoring and storytelling.” (Nadia Kist, Blood:Water) Blood:Water and our Director of Africa Partnerships, Nadia Kist, were featured in the recent article How Philanthropic Collaboratives Measure, Evaluate, and Learn published by The Bridgespan Group. We are excited to…

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What Launching World Impact in $40 Million Looks Like

If you’ve had the chance to read our newsletter last October, you saw our announcement that we had reached the stupendous milestone of raising $40 million since the beginning of our organization. Seventeen years ago, a Grammy Award-winning band had the audacious goal to help end two of the world’s greatest health crises. Joined by an incredibly passionate recent college graduate, they set out to do this by raising support all across the country, one person and one dollar at a time.

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​​What is Capacity Building? One Focus of Sustainable Development

One of the foundational elements of the Blood:Water model is organizational strengthening (OS): the capacity building processes our partners invest in to improve their institutional and technical capacities for the delivery of high-quality programs and efficacy of their missions. We started our OS program in 2015, and since then, we have already seen amazing strides in our partners’ growth and our ability to be a helpful resource for them in this area!

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2021 Classy Award Winner

  We are thrilled to announce that out of the 1,400 nonprofits and social enterprises nominated, Blood:Water is a 2021 Classy Award Winner in the Social Innovation category! This year, 13 awards were distributed across four categories: Social Innovation, Adapt & Overcome, Lifetime Achievement, and People’s Choice. We are so grateful to be recognized by…

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