Progress Under Foreign Assistance Cuts

Can private philanthropy rescue innovation?

By Colleen Gregerson, Managing Director, Maverick Collective/PSI The President’s 2018 budget to Congress proposed a 28.5% reduction in funding to the foreign aid. The impact of such cuts will result in lives lost, security compromised and reduced diplomatic clout. I am also worried about the impact on innovation. When sequestration took hold in the U.S.

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For the Greatest Social Return on Investment, Look to Women’s Health

By Meghan Ball, Associate Program Manager for Maverick Collective, PSI The excerpt below originally appeared in Philanthropy Impact Magazine. To read the full article, click here. Women and girls have finally arrived. After years in the making, women’s issues exploded onto the scene in 2016, inundating Twitter feeds, newspaper headlines and even presidential elections. Look

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We the People: How to #GiveBig4Girls

By Colleen Gregerson, VP, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy, PSI Millions of people took to the streets in an estimated 60 countries around world last weekend to stand up for women’s rights.  It was both an empowering and sobering moment:  on the one hand it was an incredible show of civic action and demonstration of “what

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Empowering Haiti’s Invisible Children

By Kim Agnew, Philanthropist and Founding Member of Maverick Collective Kimberly is a member of Maverick Collective, an initiative of Population Services International, a global health non-profit with operations in 65 countries and 9000 staff. Maverick Collective members partner on PSI programs to tackle critical challenges faced by women and girls through innovative projects to

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Young Moms Know Best

by Caitlin Heising, Philanthropist & Founding Member of Maverick Collective Caitlin Heising is a member of Maverick Collective, an initiative of PSI. Maverick Collective members partner on PSI programs to tackle critical challenges faced by women and girls across the globe, developing innovative projects and game-changing interventions. Members work shoulder to shoulder with a global community

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Turns Out, Girls and Women Aren’t the Answer

By Ana Morales, Philanthropist and Founding Member of Maverick Collective Ana Morales is a member of Maverick Collective, an initiative of PSI. Maverick Collective members partner on PSI programs to tackle critical challenges faced by women and girls across the globe, developing innovative projects and game-changing interventions. Members work shoulder to shoulder with a global

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Maverick Collective Founders Among “100 Leading Global Thinkers” of 2016

Foreign Policy magazine has listed Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Kate Roberts and Melinda Gates among its “100 Leading Global Thinkers” of 2016. The award recognizes the Crown Princess and Kate Robert’s role in founding Maverick Collective and Melinda Gates as its co-chair. Maverick Collective works with philanthropists who are passionate about

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Between Life and Death: Being Pregnant in Rural Africa

By Diane Powell, Clinical Social Worker, Philanthropist and Founding Member of Maverick Collective Diane Powell is a member of Maverick Collective, an initiative of PSI. Maverick Collective members partner on PSI programs to tackle critical challenges faced by women and girls across the globe, developing innovative projects and game-changing interventions. Members work shoulder to shoulder

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Have you seen PSI’s Latest Innovation Report?

By Karen Sommer Shalett, Senior Manager External Relations and Communications, PSI Have you seen PSI’s Latest Innovation Report? At PSI, we are proud to host the Maverick Collective, an initiative that’s bringing together a new breed of bold philanthropists contributing both intellectual and financial resources. In our latest issue of PSI Pulse, we take an

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No Toilet – No Dignity

By Camilla Hagen Sørli, Business Woman, Philanthropist, Founding Member of Maverick Collective This post originally ran on Huffington Post. No woman or child should risk death, disease or rape when having to go to the bathroom. Vietnam´s journey towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goal nr 6 (clean water and sanitation) is an important one. Approximately 17 million

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Putting Women and Girls at the Centre of Our Work

“Only when we listen do we understand and gain the respect of the people we want to serve; only then can we truly deliver what people want and need.” PSI thought partner and Maverick Collective founding member Pam Scott understands that the women and girls we’re trying to serve need to be at the heart of our creative

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit

7 Questions with Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

At Women Deliver, Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway will introduce the Maverick Collective, an initiative she co-chairs with Melinda Gates to empower philanthropists to become advocates for girls and women. Here, she shares why she’s a long-time advocate and how she expects this new model of philanthropy to disrupt global health.

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