What Funders Want & How Their Landscape is Changing Too

Have you ever submitted a grant and wanted to be a fly on the wall for the selection process? Or want insight into a board room discussion about which charities get chosen? The ecosystem isn’t just changing for us, it’s changing for our funders too. More than ever we need to continue to learn and understand the new parameters with which our funders need to work within.

In this Big Room session, our panelists will discuss their considerations of decision making, giving you greater insight on how to approach and engage with different donor types. They will also share what external circumstances can affect their funding decisions the most and how the SDGs are impacting the way they fund. Of course, you will walk away with hot tips on how to make your proposals stand out and learn what grantees have made them really tick.


Emily Au-Young (Bangladesh)
Founder and CEO, Reemi
Rajesh Bhattacharjee (India)
General Manager, Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives
Sukich Udindu (Thailand)
Associate Dean, School of Development Studies, Thammasat University
Sreenivas Narayanan (Philippines)
Group Managing Director, ASSIST Asia