How TAI works

Our members use TAI as a space to strategize, interrogate evidence and develop joint actions. We do this through working groups, coffee hours, research, bringing in expert voices and other funders across a wide range of issues areas. 

We share knowledge and insights, build new alliances, and help to align funding to increase the impact of members’ grantmaking.

How TAI works

Our 6Cs of funder support

1 COLLABORATE

with diverse practitioners, researchers, and allies to pinpoint learnings and act on new ideas and insights. Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives Internationally, and National Chapters

2 CONDUCT

research to inform members’ strategic and funding decisions.

3 CONVENE

members to learn and strategize with leading practitioners, researchers and other funders.

4 COORDINATE

TAI members’ collective inquiries, action, and impact analysis.

5 CULTIVATE

relationships with other funders, helping to expand TAI’s network and further TPA-related funding strategies.

6 CURATE

existing knowledge and evidence around topics of member interest.

Our 6Cs of funder support

1 COLLABORATE

with diverse practitioners, researchers, and allies to pinpoint learnings and act on new ideas and insights. Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives Internationally, and National Chapters

2 CONDUCT

research to inform members’ strategic and funding decisions.

3 CONVENE

members to learn and strategize with leading practitioners, researchers and other funders.

4 COORDINATE

TAI members’ collective inquiries, action, and impact analysis.

5 CULTIVATE

relationships with other funders, helping to expand TAI’s network and further TPA-related funding strategies.

6 CURATE

existing knowledge and evidence around topics of member interest.

Our Model for Field-Level Progress

At every stage, we monitor and evaluate what works, when, how and why.
Learning
CONSOLIDATE evidence base
FACILITATE knowledge exchange
GENERATE new insights
Collaboration
ALIGN strategies and funding
LEVERAGE rapid response
REDUCE transaction costs
Impact
GROWING grantees resilience
BUILD cross-sectoral advocacy
STRENGTHEN collective action

Working with other groups

Our work is intersectional and we must work with those championing change on related issues. That includes partnering with other funder networks.

The good news is that there is a growing list of progressive funder groups to connect with. TAI is in regular dialogue with other groups – sharing learnings, exploring overlapping interests across our memberships and promoting responsible funder practices. We are hugely grateful for the insights and advice of those running peer networks.

TAI Resources

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Reports
Funding Trends in International Tax Justice
This scan looks back five years and speculates on the future. The focus is on funding provided by philanthropies, donor governments, and multilateral organizations. There are diverse understandings of tax justice.
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TAI Weekly
TAI Weekly|Climate Accountability Imperative
One long-running frustration in climate debates has been the failure of donors to deliver on promises and of financing to materialize on the ground.
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Blogs/Interviews
Whose Future Is It Anyway? CSOs Pioneer in Designing a Prospective Path for Africa's Most Populous Country
Is the responsibility of envisioning a nation's future solely the government's prerogative? A resounding NO, declare a coalition of Nigeria's foremost Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
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