Two innovative non-profits that you should support

A call from a friend at a major bank looking to source charities for corporate donations made me recall two favourite non-profits that I’d like to recommend to readers.

Both are very different, but both amazing.

If you are looking for a cause to support, then check these two out:

Advance Aid is a new charitable initiative that will enable emergency supplies for the world to be made in Africa and stored in strategic global locations – in advance of any emergency. This model for disaster relief will save thousands of lives when disaster strikes whilst also providing local jobs.

The London Boxing Academy Community Project (LBA) seeks to provide an alternative education for pupils aged between thirteen and sixteen who are at risk of social or educational exclusion and who are unable to adapt to a formal school environment. LBA has an excellent success rate. Have a look at it.

Both are run on minuscule budgets, with zero wastage, and are already set to make a major difference. I should add at this point that both are run by good friends of mine. Judge for yourself and take a look.

The point being, rather than give to one of the monster NGOs like Oxfam, why not try these guys next time? Or, even better, as well.


  1. I like your blog! I am in the process of starting up a CSR company myself, so I will follow your blog to see what you write about ethical business. ThereĀ“s a lot I need to learn!

    Lina, http://www.thefairtailor.com

  2. Anonymous

    While I welcome a vibrant and innovative non-profit sector; I’m very persuaded by the case made at http://www.givewell.net that it does an injustice to the world’s causes (overall) to simply give without insisting on accountability for results.

    It’s well worth a reviewing this site which makes an alternative case for the “no overheads” argument. (I have no affiliation whatsoever with the site, the organisation or its people).

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