Posts tagged: grant-making

Live Your Learning Like It’s Golden

We are pleased to share that The Whitman Institute’s Co-Executive Director, Pia Infante, is a featured session leader for the upcoming Golden State Learning Series, sponsored by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.

The deadline is fast approaching.  Here’s the information.  Sign up soon!

The Golden State Learning series offers the opportunity to learn from colleagues within and outside …   Read more

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Common Application: Philanthropy and Increasing Accessibility

What would it be like if foundations didn’t have to be catered to by nonprofits vying for funding for their mission-driven work?
Having been a student and researcher for most of my life, in addition to working for several nonprofits, I have done–and will continue to do–many types of applications. While doing certain applications for …   Read more

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Exploring the Restrictions on Unrestricted Funding: Part II

As I pondered where to start my series of reflections on barriers to multi-year, unrestricted funding, a scene from two years ago came to mind: I was at The Center for Effective Philanthropy’s national conference in Detroit. It was the “Q&A” portion of a plenary session on the meeting’s last day and someone stood up …   Read more

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Exploring the Restrictions on Unrestricted Funding: An Introduction

While I am happy to acknowledge that many foundations provide long term, unrestricted funding, a question I’ve had for a long time about philanthropy writ large still persists:
Why is it that the one thing most nonprofits say they need – multiyear, unrestricted funding – is the one thing many foundations won’t give them?
It’s not for lack …   Read more

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Reconstructing Philanthropy from the Outside In

This article was originally published here
A funder-to-funder take on how to create breakthrough social change.
The Empire State Building is one of the seven modern wonders of the world. Yet when it was built, the most revolutionary aspect wasn’t its architecture or the height. The less-acclaimed, quantum leap was in the construction practices that the contractor, …   Read more

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