Philanthropic Arrogance (and How to Avoid It)

October 20, 2017 Philanthropy

This two-part series warns that the same qualities that made people want to be philanthropic in the first place erode as they are propelled into positions of communal power

4 Foundations to Philanthropy: Listen More to Nonprofits and Speak Less

October 20, 2017 Philanthropy

This article in the NonProfit Quarterly features a report that summarizes thinking about how to shift funder behavior to apply resources more effectively to bring about change.

Does Big Philanthropy Threaten Democracy? A Dialogue on The Givers

September 18, 2017 Philanthropy

In this piece Sean Parnell, vice president for public policy at The Philanthropy Roundtable, and David Callahan, author of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age engage in a debate about the book.

Managing Across Differences in Divisive Times

September 15, 2017 Philanthropy

In this Center for Effective Philanthropy blog post, Grace Nicolette shares insights on how funders can stand up and speak out strongly against tyranny AND do the critical — yet often tremendously hard — work of reaching out across lines of difference to those with whom they don’t agree, or even with those who hate them.

Reconciliation in Philanthropy: Learning by Doing

June 12, 2017 Philanthropy

In this article published in The Philanthropist, Itoah Scott-Enns, Director of the Arctic Funders Collaborative, urges funders to follow commitments to reconciliation with action and to not let fear of doing it “wrong” thwart progress.