Embedding a problem-led sales approach to increase access to safe water in East Africa

In the second of two blog posts Abhay Nihalani, the Marketing Director at Jibu, expands on the sales approach Jibu have adopted to help franchisees overcome challenges in selling clean water to customers in East Africa.

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What the private sector can offer the charity sector and how funders can help it to do more

This blog post by Matthew Mannix explores how in utilising a business’ expertise and skills, corporate-charity partnerships can add huge value to an organisation’s mission, with funders playing an important role.

Matthew is a consultant at NPC, a charity think tank and consultancy that works with both funders and charities to improve the sector. Matthew advises the Disadvantaged Youth and Mental Health portfolios for the Stone Family Foundation.

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The sector comes together to discuss Africa’s sanitation challenges: reflections on FSM 5 and AfricaSan

This blog reflects on the FSM 5 / AfricaSan conference in Cape Town, some of the main topics of conversation and how they relate to the Foundation’s work and strategic priorities.

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Sales strategies for increasing coverage and providing safe water

To mark World Water Day 2019, in the first of two blog posts Abhay Nihalani, the Marketing Director at Jibu, describes the challenges their franchisees have faced when selling clean water to customers, and some of the tools and approaches they have adopted to increase market penetration.

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Mental health in the UK: From awareness to action?

This guest post is from Carin Eisenstein, a Consultant at NPC who advises the Foundation on its mental health portfolio

For World Mental Health Day, Carin looks back at the last year in mental health, highlighting the vital role charities have played in promoting awareness and delivering much-needed care in a difficult funding environment. While there are open promises of increased government funding towards mental health, there remains a need for private funding—now more than ever.

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Scaling-up innovative sanitation business models: Lessons from Lusaka

WSUP has been working with the water and sanitation utility in Lusaka to support a new pit-emptying service targeted at low-income customers. This initial work, funded in part by SFF, has helped shape the utility’s scale-up plans for faecal sludge management services under the city’s new multi-million-dollar investment programme. This blog reflects on lessons learned, and on how this experience links with the Foundation’s approach to funding.

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