What we do

We bring grantmakers together, give them a voice, inspire them to action and create greater awareness of their impact on local and global communities.

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS
2021-2024

Announcing PFC’s New Strategic Plan for 2021-2024 which focuses on three key themes: Amplifying impact, Advancing the public good and Building capacity.

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ENABLE

Amplify impact and enhance
effectiveness of philanthropic
organizations.

OPERATIONAL PRIORITIES
  • Seize and create opportunities for members to collaborate in experimenting, prototyping, pooling program or other resources
  • Strengthen thought leadership activities
  • Facilitate sharing of and build the capacity of members for increased effectiveness in grant-making, programming, investing and administration
  • Deliver fee-based tailored advisory services to foundations and philanthropists
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CATALYZE

Strengthen opportunities for collaboration
among foundations and with other sectors
to advance the public good.

OPERATIONAL PRIORITIES
  • Improve regulation and policy environment for charities, not for profits and for charitable giving working with Imagine and others
  • Expand attendance at and net contribution from biennial conference
  • Seize and create opportunities for members to collaborate in experimenting, prototyping, pooling
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EXCEL

Build internal capacity
to live up to our
values and purpose.

OPERATIONAL PRIORITIES

Diversify and grow revenues

  • Increase revenue in real terms from 2020 baseline
  • Grow membership

Reinvent digital ecosystem

  • Create web infrastructure with capabilities to build communities and to cogenerate content
  • Create digital and data management tools to enable a social enterprise

Increase research capacity

  • Strengthen evaluation, benchmarking, survey design capabilities

Increase diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Diversify voices involved in PFC governance
  • Deepen internal DEI expertise

Develop capacity to measure strategic performance

  • Measure constituent satisfaction over time at periodic intervals
  • Measure public support of private philanthropy over time at periodic intervals