Chronicle of Philanthropy

Spend-Out as a Marathon, Not a Sprint

By August 11, 2020

In 2015, I wrote a reflection as I concluded my first year as a funder, a timestamp in my life that goes something like this: pre-baby, pre-Trump, pre-wildfires, pre-COVID, pre-George Floyd-inspired acceleration of racial reckoning. At that time, I was preoccupied with how to keep my ego from inflating as a side effect of becoming…

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How Do You Know Your Stories Are Making a Difference?

By June 30, 2015

This article was written for and published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy on June 25th. By Paul VanDeCarr The “How Do We Know” web site uses garden tools as metaphors to provide fresh language for exploring media impact. Shovels, for example, represent investigative stories that dig for the truth. For many storytellers — even advocacy…

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