The Potential of Limited Life Philanthropy in Uncertain Times

(Orginally posted on the Center for Effective Philanthropy blog)

CEP’s new report, Shifting Winds: Foundations Respond to a New Political Context, reveals that two-thirds of foundation leaders surveyed said that in light of the current political climate, they are at least contemplating new strategies for their foundations. That finding certainly underscores what I’ve heard in both …   Read more

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Philathropy and Civic Engagement What Philanthropy's Response to Change in Washington Means to Civic Engagement

By Kristen Campbell, Executive Director of Philanthropy for Civic Engagement

(reposted from the Center for Effective Philanthropy blog)

It doesn’t take a meteorologist to reveal the shifting winds in America. CEP’s aptly-titled report illustrates the sentiments many foundation leaders have felt as we make sense of the swiftly changing context in which we work. Its findings are illuminating, …   Read more

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4 Lessons in Rapid Response Grantmaking Faster Than A Speeding Glacier

In December of 2016, TWI allocated $250,000 in rapid response funds to protect and build power within communities most vulnerable to the rollback of civil and human rights promised by the then new administration.  

Rather than create a new system, we leaned into our trust based grantmaking process to expend the $250,000 by the end …   Read more

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The Trump Effect at TWI, and Elsewhere Nonprofit Chronicles

The Trump effect, at The Whitman Institute (and elsewhere)

By Marc Gunther

The Trump administration is having an unmistakable impact on philanthropy. That was brought home to me at this month’s Skoll World Forum, notably with the Omidyar Network’s promise to commit $100 million to support independent journalism and combat hate. On a panel about philanthropy, Laleh Ispahani of the Open Society Foundations described the organization’s $10-million Communities Against …   Read more

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Standing With Immigrants & Refugees TWI signs onto Joint Foundation Statement on Immigration

We are proud to be a part of a group of over 50 foundations standing with immigrants and refugees.  The joint statement, put forth by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrant and Refugee Rights, reads as follows:

The United States stands at a historic crossroads. Founded as a refuge from religious persecution and built by generations of immigrants, our country has …   Read more

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