Outsized Impact Award

The Outsized Impact Award honors an individual at an Exponent Philanthropy member organization whose style of philanthropy is achieving outsized—or, greater than expected—impact.

We are particularly interested in honoring an individual who demonstrates the characteristics that make our community of lean funders so powerful.

Nominees might demonstrate any of the following:

  • Agility or responsiveness to community
  • Addressing an ignored or overlooked need
  • Engaging closely with the communities they fund
  • Creating connections or convening stakeholders
  • Inspiring others
  • Catalyzing change

Nominees need not have been part of major efforts or projects with far-reaching impact; they may simply demonstrate a brilliant, inspiring “a-ha!” about how to practice effective philanthropy.

2019 Outsized Impact Award

We are thrilled to present the 2019 Outsized Impact Award to Danielle Garbe Reser, presented at the CONNECT Conference in St. Louis.

Read the inspiring stories of all three finalists