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Matching For Impact

Maanch serves a community of global changemakers to promote high impact philanthropy based on alignment between Funder and Receiver.

About the Business

Maanch is the leading global impact platform, accelerating achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Maanch provides tailor made digital solutions for individuals & families, private banks , wealth advisory firms, grant making trusts and foundations, CSR teams, UK registered charities and international nonprofit organisations .

Maanch creates seamless, efficient and meaningful experience for all stakeholders in the philanthropy and impact investment ecosystem.

The 17 UN #SDGs, agreed by 193 countries, are the world’s to do list for the next 10 years and are the blueprint to achieve a more sustainable future for all. To mobilise financial response towards this global commitment, Maanch has built the core technology allowing KPI tracking and measuring impact at an individual, organisational, country, and global level. Maanch will change the way millions of people engage with charitable giving and impact investing worldwide.

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About the team

Darshita Gillies

Founder and CEO

Maanch is the manifestation of Darshita’s vision to create a fair future for all.

Her experience builds on and blends four facets, 'Finance and Strategy', 'Leadership Development', 'Technology' and 'Planetary Sustainability'. Her aim is to leverage the power of emerging technologies to address the complex business and societal challenges we face in a more sustainable, conscious, and strategic way. With a professional background as a Chartered Accountant, Investment Banker, Executive Coach, Impact Investing and FinTech/ Blockchain Specialist, Darshita also serves on Boards of 'For Profit' and 'Not-For-Profit' organisations.

Maanch was created by Darshita as a disruptor for greater good and a catalyst for long term sustainable positive change. By building a fully human organisation anchored by impact, her aspiration is for Maanch to serve the global communities that are most in need of support, in the most effective, collaborative and integrated way.

Natalia Nyshchenko

Head of Strategy

Natalia was previously the CEO of an international business specialising in marketing, concierge services, and loyalty solutions. She has over 9 years of experience in project and team management and business development within different industries and geographies. Her main fields of expertise are leadership, innovation, marketing, customer service, and brand & product loyalty. Natalia also holds a Masters degree in Cultural Studies and Philosophy, and an Executive MBA degree from the University of St.Gallen.

Natalia believes that Maanch has the potential to become a unique solution to facilitate global impact focus and transformation, creating substantial change in the way current generations think and behave.

Geert Acke

Philanthropy Coaching & Service Design

Geert has over 17 years of experience as a Program and Senior Project Manager, multilingual Organisational Development Consultant, certified ScrumMaster, accredited Philanthropy Coach, Transition Facilitator and founder of two businesses. Geert also holds a Master’s degree in international political sciences and a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. He completed a post-academic program in international aid and development, and a post-academic program in positive organisation development and change.

Having known Darshita for a long time, Geert has supported her vision for Maanch from its inception. He sees Maanch as the right vehicle to enable his long-standing ambition to shift the focus within philanthropy from transactional to transformational.

Cecilia Hersler

Head of External Relations

Cecilia has previously worked with professional wealth advisors and philanthropy sector organisations to increase knowledge and understanding of philanthropic giving and social investment in the UK and Europe. Before joining Maanch she worked as Director of Training and Development at Philanthropy Impact that works with wealth advisors, philanthropists, charities and governments to develop greater expertise, awareness, and impact in philanthropic action and social investment. Cecilia started her career in international development working at the Nordic liaison office for the World Food Programme in Copenhagen managing relationships with Swedish donors and strategic partners and before that in strategic partnerships at United Nations Association of Sweden in Stockholm.

She sees the Maanch platform as an excellent tool to bring impactful giving to a larger number of people and to raise awareness on how the SDGs can be an excellent guide to measure impact.

Larysa Chernenko

Head of Product

Larysa has extensive work experience in Marketing and Product Development having managed cross-functional product development teams and the development of online loyalty platforms for clients from the financial sector in CIS countries and Europe. She also holds two Bachelor’s degrees in International Economics and Business Management, as well as a Master’s degree in Marketing.

She is inspired and excited by Maanch’s ambition to create an ecosystem which connects Funders and Receivers to tackle global problems. She believes that by leveraging technology and Maanch’s unique data-driven solution, we will be a catalyst to achieving real-world impact.

Sianne Haldane

Director of Impact

Sianne Haldane has had a career that has spanned 15 years across the Philanthropy and Private Client space. Her background in law and psychology supports her work which brings together philanthropists, advisers and not for profits to fund transformative, strategic philanthropy. Sianne has always wanted to align her own personal output into the world with the greater good and it was this call that brought her to the charity sector, shortly after qualifying as a lawyer.  

A dual qualified lawyer in the UK and in her native South Africa, STEP qualified and with a background as a private client adviser, she was recently elected as a committee member of the STEP Global Philanthropy Advisors Special Interest Group.

She is a strong advocate and active member of sector-wide initiatives and thought leadership and is a natural "connector".  Sianne is also a Trustee of an international education charity which assists with social mobility of refugees and helping them get into tertiary education. 

It is Sianne's passion to bring the philanthropic community together, so that we can work towards achieving the UNSDG's and more equity for all that has brought Sianne to Maanch.

Mallory Robinson

Business Development Manager

Mallory has almost 20 years experience in business development, relationship management and fundraising. Prior to Maanch, she was the Director of Development at one of London’s leading business schools.

Mallory is excited to be joining the passionate team at Maanch. She sees the absolute potential for Maanch to develop the philanthropy sector to ensure funders’ donations are having maximum impact and long term, effective partnerships are created in order to secure a better future for all.

Mishelle Brito

Head of Communications

Mishelle has over 10 years of experience in program design, management, and communications working with charities whose efforts are focused on creating social impact for women, minority & immigrant concerns. Mishelle holds a Masters of Art in Culture, Policy and Management and a Bachelors in Public Affairs.

Mishelle believes that Maanch has the ability to shift global giving patterns, motivating a generation of change-makers into social action across the world.

Chris Robinson

CTO

Chris has 20 years of experience as a CTO/CIO including roles as CTO American Express and Global Head of Technology Innovation at KPMG. He is also founder of a FinTech Blockchain company and Advisory board member of several successful startups across the philanthropy and Fintech communities.

Chris’s twin passions are developing disruptive and innovative technologies and using technology to make an impact in the philanthropic space. In addition to his corporate CTO roles Chris was an Ambassador for Opportunity International in Asia and VP of Technology for the International Justice Mission in the US.

Joining Maanch has given Chris the perfect way of combining his passions and helping deliver highly innovative technology solutions to enable transformational change for good.

Darshita
Darshita Gillies

Founder and CEO

Maanch is the manifestation of Darshita’s vision to create a fair future for all.

Her experience builds on and blends four facets, 'Finance and Strategy', 'Leadership Development', 'Technology' and 'Planetary Sustainability'. Her aim is to leverage the power of emerging technologies to address the complex business and societal challenges we face in a more sustainable, conscious, and strategic way. With a professional background as a Chartered Accountant, Investment Banker, Executive Coach, Impact Investing and FinTech/ Blockchain Specialist, Darshita also serves on Boards of 'For Profit' and 'Not-For-Profit' organisations.

Maanch was created by Darshita as a disruptor for greater good and a catalyst for long term sustainable positive change. By building a fully human organisation anchored by impact, her aspiration is for Maanch to serve the global communities that are most in need of support, in the most effective, collaborative and integrated way.

Natalia
Natalia Nyshchenko

Head of Strategy

Natalia was previously the CEO of an international business specialising in marketing, concierge services, and loyalty solutions. She has over 9 years of experience in project and team management and business development within different industries and geographies. Her main fields of expertise are leadership, innovation, marketing, customer service, and brand & product loyalty. Natalia also holds a Masters degree in Cultural Studies and Philosophy, and an Executive MBA degree from the University of St.Gallen.

Natalia believes that Maanch has the potential to become a unique solution to facilitate global impact focus and transformation, creating substantial change in the way current generations think and behave.

Cecilia
Cecilia Hersler

Head of External Relations

Cecilia has previously worked with professional wealth advisors and philanthropy sector organisations to increase knowledge and understanding of philanthropic giving and social investment in the UK and Europe. Before joining Maanch she worked as Director of Training and Development at Philanthropy Impact that works with wealth advisors, philanthropists, charities and governments to develop greater expertise, awareness, and impact in philanthropic action and social investment. Cecilia started her career in international development working at the Nordic liaison office for the World Food Programme in Copenhagen managing relationships with Swedish donors and strategic partners and before that in strategic partnerships at United Nations Association of Sweden in Stockholm.

She sees the Maanch platform as an excellent tool to bring impactful giving to a larger number of people and to raise awareness on how the SDGs can be an excellent guide to measure impact.

Geert
Geert Acke

Philanthropy Coaching & Service Design

Geert has over 17 years of experience as a Program and Senior Project Manager, multilingual Organisational Development Consultant, certified ScrumMaster, accredited Philanthropy Coach, Transition Facilitator and founder of two businesses. Geert also holds a Master’s degree in international political sciences and a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. He completed a post-academic program in international aid and development, and a post-academic program in positive organisation development and change.

Having known Darshita for a long time, Geert has supported her vision for Maanch from its inception. He sees Maanch as the right vehicle to enable his long-standing ambition to shift the focus within philanthropy from transactional to transformational.

Larysa
Larysa Chernenko

Head of Product

Larysa has extensive work experience in Marketing and Product Development having managed cross-functional product development teams and the development of online loyalty platforms for clients from the financial sector in CIS countries and Europe. She also holds two Bachelor’s degrees in International Economics and Business Management, as well as a Master’s degree in Marketing.

She is inspired and excited by Maanch’s ambition to create an ecosystem which connects Funders and Receivers to tackle global problems. She believes that by leveraging technology and Maanch’s unique data-driven solution, we will be a catalyst to achieving real-world impact.

sianne
Sianne Haldane

Director of Impact 

Sianne Haldane has had a career that has spanned 15 years across the Philanthropy and Private Client space. Her background in law and psychology supports her work which brings together philanthropists, advisers and not for profits to fund transformative, strategic philanthropy. Sianne has always wanted to align her own personal output into the world with the greater good and it was this call that brought her to the charity sector, shortly after qualifying as a lawyer.  

A dual qualified lawyer in the UK and in her native South Africa, STEP qualified and with a background as a private client adviser, she was recently elected as a committee member of the STEP Global Philanthropy Advisors Special Interest Group.

She is a strong advocate and active member of sector-wide initiatives and thought leadership and is a natural "connector".  Sianne is also a Trustee of an international education charity which assists with social mobility of refugees and helping them get into tertiary education. 

It is Sianne's passion to bring the philanthropic community together, so that we can work towards achieving the UNSDG's and more equity for all that has brought Sianne to Maanch.

Mallory
Mallory Robinson

Business Development Manager

Mallory has almost 20 years experience in business development, relationship management and fundraising. Prior to Maanch, she was the Director of Development at one of London’s leading business schools.

Mallory is excited to be joining the passionate team at Maanch. She sees the absolute potential for Maanch to develop the philanthropy sector to ensure funders’ donations are having maximum impact and long term, effective partnerships are created in order to secure a better future for all.

Mishelle
Mishelle Brito

Head of Communications

Mishelle has over 10 years of experience in program design, management, and communications working with charities whose efforts are focused on creating social impact for women, minority & immigrant concerns. Mishelle holds a Masters of Art in Culture, Policy and Management and a Bachelors in Public Affairs.

Mishelle believes that Maanch has the ability to shift global giving patterns, motivating a generation of change-makers into social action across the world.

Chris
Chris Robinson

CTO

Chris has 20 years of experience as a CTO/CIO including roles as CTO American Express and Global Head of Technology Innovation at KPMG. He is also founder of a FinTech Blockchain company and Advisory board member of several successful startups across the philanthropy and Fintech communities.

Chris’s twin passions are developing disruptive and innovative technologies and using technology to make an impact in the philanthropic space. In addition to his corporate CTO roles Chris was an Ambassador for Opportunity International in Asia and VP of Technology for the International Justice Mission in the US.

Joining Maanch has given Chris the perfect way of combining his passions and helping deliver highly innovative technology solutions to enable transformational change for good.

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Our Vision

Create a fair future for everyone on the planet

Our Theory of Change

Accelerate global sustainable development through influencing the flow of funds by providing data and insights on social, environmental, and economic impact

Our Mission

Provide collaborative technology to mobilise the financial response towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030


Our Values

Collaboration

We are committed to bringing people together to create change

Responsibility

We hold ourselves accountable to build a solution of benefit to all our stakeholders

Transparency

We commit to providing an exacting and clear view of our work, and the work of our partners

Innovation

We act boldly, and challenge the system that exists in order to improve it

Service

We build and adapt our solutions in service and for the benefit of our stakeholders

Impact

We advance and refine our understanding of and capacity to measure impact

Meet the advisors

David Costa

Stakeholder Connections and Overall Business Development

Edward Hoare

Philanthropist, Social Entrepreneur & TBLI (Triple Bottom Line Investment) Ambassador

Ged Backland

Digital Marketing Expert

Justin North

Legal and Scale-Up Specialist

Mohamed Amersi

Market and Stakeholder Insight Mentor

Morgan Kainth

Market Strategy and Third Sector Expert

Natasha Müller

hips

Prof Alan Fenwick PhD OBE

Philanthropy, Academic and INGO Specialist

Raza Jafar

Stakeholder Expert & SDG Specialist

Richard Nunneley

Family Office Expert

Simon Hampel

Multi-sector Expertise & Millennial Insight Specialist

Sundeep Bhandari

Business Mentor

Advisors Testimonials

Maanch is the first platform I have seen that can effectively link investors and projects in the not for profit world and impact investment domain. In tracking capital flows from the developed to the developing world, the vast majority of capital flows through or via the private sector, with less than 20% of capital flowing through aid and philanthropy.

Andrew Macleod

My thought of Maanch - helping to use visual thinking to enable MAANCH to be a beacon of collaborative good behaviour connected with the implementation of the SDGs.

Edward Hoare

The Maanch platform provides the tech to enable totally transparent philanthropy that will assist in achieving the UN SDG's Tech to enable philanthropists  to connect with their cause on a level that has until now been elusive. By seeing the social impact of their support of that cause and being emotionally connected to the the effect  will hopefully encourage further philanthropy.

Ged Backland

Maanch is paving the way for technology’s involvement in catalyzing the realization of the UN SDGs. In an era where philanthropic donations are more important, the innovative platform will work to unlock barriers to philanthropic capital and impact investment and measure the extent of its contribution towards advancing the SDGs.

Natasha Müller

Maanch is of it’s time. The SDG’s are so important and yet sometimes feel a little distant or high level. Maanch provides a wonderful bridge, creating greater transparency and helping join the bigger dots for the outputs & outcomes we are all hoping to bring into the world.

Simon Hampel

This is an exciting platform that will make its presence felt in the social impact space, by delivering the ability to measure outcomes of donations. Darshita's drive and passion of turning a dream into reality is happening.

Sundeep Bhandari
Andrew Macleod
Edward Hoare
Ged Backland
Natasha Müller
Simon Hampel
Sundeep Bhandari
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