Exponent Philanthropy Recent Posts

Payout Requirements: Year-End Tips for Meeting Your Minimum

It’s December and your foundation wants to fulfill its payout requirement within the calendar year. What can you do? Tips for meeting your minimum: Ask your local community foundation, association of grantmakers, or giving circles for information about community needs and nonprofits they support. Consult with members of the faith community. Ask your government social... Read More

Identifying Unmet Needs in Black-Led Organizations and Black Communities

As program officer at the POISE Foundation, Traci Johnson helps Black-led, Black-serving organizations bring change to their communities. During the pandemic, Traci recognized Black-led organizations and communities were far more impacted. She wanted to alleviate burdens on grantees, and speed up the time it took to get resources into the hands of organizations serving on... Read More

Investing in Evidence-Based Support for Greater Philanthropic Impact

As CEO of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Anne Marie Dougherty’s approach to philanthropy is entrepreneurial, data-driven, and systems-oriented. Under Anne Marie’s leadership, the foundation is breaking out of the veteran philanthropy silo and embracing the business world. They’re helping partners understand their contributions as an investment in the well-being of veterans and their families, but... Read More

Infusing New Perspectives Into Philanthropy

As vice president, professional learning & family philanthropy, Kameron Green is a leader in developing and implementing professional learning and programs for Southern California Grantmakers. Kameron innovated SCG’s programming to include a whole person model, acknowledging that we are whole people with brains, hearts, bodies, and lived experiences, working to bring about a just and... Read More