challenging philanthropy

Listening as an opportunity to make shifts in philanthropy

By July 25, 2015

I want to build off of Pia Infante’s recent post lauding Ford Foundation President Darren Walker’s letter explaining significant shifts in both what and how the foundation funds. Pia lifts up that Ford not only engaged in a deep process of listening to its grantees – they actually acted on what they heard. In closing…

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Challenging the Orthodoxies of Philanthropy

By June 23, 2015

This piece is a repost, published on the Stanford Social Innovation Review website and written by Gabriel Kasper & Jess Ausinheiler. Are traditional assumptions about how we “do” philanthropy preventing us from finding new and better ways of working? Success stories about social change rarely start with large guns. But, as it turns out, there’s a…

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