Sunsets With A Purpose: Spending down to lift up equity

I ended my most recent post by saying I thought the field of philanthropy would benefit by hearing more from small foundations about how they practice grantmaking. Shortly thereafter I was directed to a monograph that strongly underscored that point.
Trusting What We Don’t Know by Maribel Alvarez is both an insightful reflection on philanthropy …   Read more

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Small Can Be Big

Based on feedback from their third CEP Grantee Perception Report, Don Howard of the Irvine Foundation announced this week their intention to make some changes. Namely, providing more general operating support, being more flexible about grantee timelines and objectives, and deepening staff engagement. As with Darren Walker’s letter from the Ford Foundation, I am encouraged …   Read more

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How Do We Know: Good Ideas About Creating Impact

How do we know if we’re making a difference? It’s a question that’s been in the spotlight for some time now within the nonprofit sector – and one that can be particularly challenging when it comes to assessing the impact of social issues through art and media. In her inaugural post on the beta site, …   Read more

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“This Is Civity” Radio Show Podcast

TWI grantee Civity has launched the Civity Radio Show Podcast series to explore different aspects of building civity — civity framed as people working across divides to address civic challenges rooted in inequities. In conversation with program host, Gina Balleria, Civity Co-Founders Malka Kopell and Palma Strand kicked off the series, followed by an interview …   Read more

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