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Blazing a Funding Transparency Trail

In the world of global philanthropy, financial transparency is the holy grail. When Pathfinder International heard about a solution that would allow tracking of donor funds from initial receipt down to in-country usage at the click of a button, it was a no-brainer. Linda DeNicola, CFO at Pathfinder International, explains.

Key Points

  • As an NGO receiving around $100m plus annually, Pathfinder International is keen to be able to demonstrate to donors that it operates transparently, with a high proportion of donor funds going directly to recipients
  • Sunlight Payments, a cloud-based digital payments solution that provides NGOs with a secure, private, and fully-traceable service for delivering aid to low to middle income countries, approached Pathfinder to pilot the solution
  • Tanzania and Uganda were chosen for the initial trials, which proved highly successful
  • The author outlines the significant benefits of the platform to Pathfinder and its donors and will continue to work with Sunlight Payments and help to develop the platform



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Linda DeNicola

Pathfinder International

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