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Philanthropic risk: It’s personal

Written by: Allen Smart

Date: August 23, 2018

Two ways that grantmakers can encourage more risk-taking among leaders and staff Philanthropy has an uncertain relationship with risk. Foundations big and small couch their strategies around innovation – often complemented by statements about their willingness… Read More

Funding the South: The path forward starts with trust

Written by: Allistair Mallillin

Date: August 21, 2018

From the time I started in philanthropy, I have been on a mission to drive more resources (financial and non-financial) to grassroots organizations led by those most impacted by injustices. Groups like Grantmakers for Southern Progress… Read More

Frictionless philanthropy: Bringing 21st century innovation to a 17th century discovery

Written by: Anne Marie Burgoyne, Andrea Levere

Date: August 16, 2018

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” – Sir Isaac Newton Sometimes it is helpful for a genius to remind you what is important, especially one… Read More

Funders should shift education dollars to human-centered strategies

Written by: Leah Austin

Date: August 14, 2018

Every summer for at least 15 years of my life, my siblings and I were shipped to Bowling Green, Kentucky, to spend time with our grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. We spent hot days on the… Read More

Rapid response support is important, but immigration funders must also invest in shifting culture

Written by: Rev. Ryan M. Eller

Date: August 09, 2018

Recent headlines have been filled with stories of families that are separated at the border and asylum-seekers who are treated like criminals. For weeks, organizations have been in rapid response mode, sending people to the border… Read More

Calling nonprofits: Avenues for challenging power dynamics with funders

Written by: Troy Price

Date: August 07, 2018

A recent post from the #DisruptPhilanthropyNOW! campaign shared an all-too-familiar story: A large national foundation abruptly ceased funding a local organization. In this case, the large national foundation is W.K. Kellogg (WKKF) and the local organization… Read More


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