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Mission-driven leaders in global development and philanthropy

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Mission-driven leaders in global development and philanthropy

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Mission-driven leaders in global development and philanthropy

We are proud to serve some of the most evidence-based, high-impact actors in the world of global health and development. We engage with donors, philanthropic advisors, private foundations, social entrepreneurs, corporate foundations, implementers, researchers, and policymakers.
Here’s how we think about those different types of actors, and some of their specific needs. Talk to us to find out exactly how we can help you. 


Investors know which organizations in their portfolio are ready to take their work to the next level. We can map out personalized engagement plans to support your grantees as they scale their work with policymakers to magnify the impact of your investments. As you expand your portfolio, we can help you find and vet world-class opportunities that align with your social impact goals. The Fit for Purpose team can help ground-truth your investments and support your grantees as they grow. 


Our work with donors, philanthropic advisors, and private foundations builds on our founders’ long-standing experience serving CIFF, Big Win Philanthropy, GiveWell, and other leading investors in global development.

Policy Makers

Government partnerships and engagements with policymakers are essential, but often fail to reach their full potential. There are many hurdles: figuring out how to get access; how to use that access effectively; how to maintain consistency, deepen relationships and translate them into tangible outcomes; and how to institutionalize and embed programs for long-term sustainability.


A data-driven implementer, you’ve graduated from a promising idea to a tested program. You know what works, but the next stages of scaled growth can be daunting, particularly when it comes to meaningful government engagement or new donor relationships. At this crucial moment, some steady, seasoned counsel or targeted technical assistance may be just what you need. 

Fit for Purpose can help you navigate the path ahead as you lead your program to deliver social impact at scale.


Supporting the implementation of evidence-based programs with policymakers has been a hallmark of our experience, building scale for programs like Deworm the World and G-United. 

Social Entreprenuers

You are an innovator driven to create social impact and you’ve built something from the ground up. As a social entrepreneur, you know the amazing power of network effects at scale but also the advantages of staying lean. Building your own full-time policy and advisory team takes time, and you are moving fast. As serial social entrepreneurs ourselves, we recognize the drive and grit of true founders. 


We offer wise counsel that only personal experience can provide, and nimble support that doesn’t get in your way as you lead the charge. 


The Fit for Purpose team has counseled some of global development’s leading social entrepreneurs at critical inflection points in growth and development of their organizations. We are proud to count the leaders of New Incentives, Young 1ove, Educate! and many others as former and current clients.

Corporate Foundations

Corporate foundations bring the discipline of the market to generating social change. Self-funded and rooted in the private sector, you are focused on reaching millions with true cost-effectiveness. Fit for Purpose can provide the right representation and the right advice when you need it. 


Our nimble approach means we can match your pace — and help you engage across a complex, multi-stakeholder landscape.


Fit for Purpose was selected by the M-Pesa Foundation to host the Secretariat for Impact Philanthropy Africa, a new forum for galvanising corporate giving in Kenya.

Our Clients

We work with leaders in global development and philanthropy who prioritize using data and evidence to drive their decision-making, and who strive to maximize the scale and impact of their work.

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New Incentives

New Incentives uses cash transfers to increase rates of immunization against deadly diseases in northern Nigeria. Fit for Purpose supports New Incentives in this mission by providing coaching, mentoring, strategic advisory, and technical assistance services. Since 2017, Karen has advised Svetha Janumpalli, New Incentives CEO and leading social entrepreneur, on organizational strategy, government engagement, and planning for scale. Recently, she has helped New Incentives build on randomised control trial  results and successfully navigate GiveWell’s intensive ‘Top Charity’ assessment process.

M-Pesa Foundation

The M-Pesa Foundation partners with Kenyans on large scale and long term highly impactful social projects. The foundation selected Fit for Purpose to create, deliver, and oversee Impact Philanthropy Africa, a new Forum to galvanise corporate giving in Kenya.

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

Patricia led the Africa Global Strategy and Partnership team at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. There she built deep relationships with governments across Africa, executing a new strategy across Africa and advising on its rollout in Asia. In this role, she negotiated funding commitments from governments to improve children’s lives, and forestalled policy changes that would have damaged CIFF grantees and delayed their mission.

Young 1ove

Young 1ove connects youth to proven life-saving information. During her time at Evidence Action and supported by the Global Innovation Fund, Karen provided strategic advice and technical assistance to co-founders Noam Angrist and Moitshepi Matsheng, helping them navigate strategic planning, organizational development, advocacy, and government engagement.