A fundraising and partnership building hub for
international nonprofits and social impact businesses

As a fundraiser, your work is essential to the future of your organization and directly impacts peoples' lives.



Supporting international development, corporate, and social enterprise professionals raising funds and building partnerships to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a special focus on the following sectors:

Take a Quick Peek Inside Our Unique Funding Portal!


By joining Connective Impact you’ll receive access to international development funding announcements ranging from $100,000 to $5 million and from large funders such as the Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and USAID to lesser known foundation, private and innovation funders through our innovative and unique funding portal.

In addition to the funding opportunities posted, you’ll also receive access to:

  • Real-time donor intelligence giving your organization a competitive edge for funding and reducing the time spent searching across funding boards. 
  • Monthly donor Q&A calls, increasing transparency in the philanthropy sector and allowing you to better understand and respond to real-time donor priorities. 
  • A discrete space to engage with peers and explore partnership opportunities through the membership directory, quarterly meet-ups, as well as a feed to ask questions, ideate, and post ideas for consideration and action.
  • Interactive and timely workshops allowing for knowledge share and networking.
  • Partnership and donor strategy consulting and connection building options.

Facilitated by Joanne Sonenshine

CEO of Connective Impact, Joanne Sonenshine, has more than 15 years of experience partnering with global organizations as a partnerships and fundraising adviser. Her network spans Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, United States and across international development priority topic areas. As a conduit and connector, with the unique ability to translate development “speak” into business “speak,” Joanne is bringing her best resources, connections, and lessons learned to the Global Funding + Partnerships Community.


Upcoming Events 

USAID's New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) builds upon multiple decades of high-level USAID efforts to shift development decision-making and implementation to more locally based organizations. ​In support of the new Administration’s priorities around sustainable and inclusive development, NPI is working to provide clearer and simpler methods for new and diverse organizations to partner with USAID.

This process involves rethinking the kinds of relationships promoted by the Agency between its implementing partners and the local populations affected by their work.

​Arjun Tasker, NPI Portfolio Manager, will share insights on USAID’s latest approaches to elevating the voices of local partners in development.


Registration is open to anyone here.


Join the Executive Director of the Argidius Foundation to learn about how it fits into the Porticus Family, and how they look for new programs to fund. We'll also touch briefly on the priorities of the Laudes Foundation.

We'll host an interactive panel and workshop for social enterprises, companies and nonprofits wondering what types of partnerships and funding relationships they can have with impact investors.

Registration is here.

How has the cash giving model changed and evolved over the last year? We'll hear about how COVID transformed GiveDirectly's model and what changes have taken place since we heard from them last year.

"Connective Impact’s Funding + Partnership Community has been a great resource to find and learn about new donors. The community has also provided regular opportunities to network virtually with others in similar partnership development roles – invaluable in light of the current COVID restrictions."

Angela Kirkman
Senior Director Partnerships, WildAid

"Joanne has created a great community of social impact leaders who serve as supportive peers in the fundraising space. She is very knowledgeable and has a knack for helping connect the dots to funding resources for her clients. Appreciate her thoughtfulness and commitment to aligning organizations with the funding they need to achieve their mission."

Rahama Wright
CEO, Shea Yeleen

"Corus has been introduced to a diverse group of organizations with common goals of affecting positive social change. This community helps us break out of silos and keep track of funding opportunities aligning with our mission. Membership also offers the unique opportunity to hear directly from donors or philanthropists about grantmaking strategies and partnership principles so we can better prioritize our fundraising efforts. Joanne Sonenshine is a master communicator, facilitator, and gifted strategist and optimist who is always thinking of new ways to address organizational challenges through innovative partnerships."

Holli Jordan
Senior Manager, Corus International

Frequently Asked Questions

After reviewing this website, if you still have questions, feel free to schedule time to chat through the options available to you at any time.

As soon as you sign up, you get immediate access to our funding portal, event calendar, member directory and weekly updates. Our team will be in touch with you within 24 hours to get your consultations and audits scheduled as appropriate.

You can learn all about our audit process here.

You may cancel at any time, but we ask that you give us some notice in case we have you scheduled for a consultation or audit.

Feel free to email us at [email protected] and someone will get back to you within 24 hours. Otherwise feel free to schedule a chat with us anytime!


  • Free access to quarterly workshops on fundraising and partnership techniques
  • Monthly Q&As (past Q&As have included Gates Foundation, USAID, MacArthur Foundation, Skoll Foundation)
  • Weekly funding updates sent through our unique online portal sorted by theme
  • Donor intelligence through regular briefings
  • Access to member directory with networking opportunities
  • One Membership Spotlight featuring your organization in our weekly newsletter to more than 600 global organizations in the international development space and across social media platforms (Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • One 45-minute partnership or fundraising strategy consultation plus 3 follow up facilitated partner/donor connections per year (value of $450 and for individual members only)


All benefits of individual membership for up to 5 individuals plus the following for your organization:

  • 1 partnership or funding strategy audit plus 10 follow up facilitated partner/donor connections per year (value of $3,500 and for institutional members only) and,
  • 3 facilitated private one-on-one donor or partner meetings



  • Strategy to navigate funders’ processes
  • Co-creation/ideation or collaboration workshops
  • Proposal design and development



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