You searched for equity - Page 6 of 21 - Exponent Philanthropy

Search Results:

Search Results for “equity”

Letting Go: The First Step to Greater Impact

Somehow, the operations of grantmaking has eclipsed the more engaging and fulfilling people-centered and learning-focused work of philanthropy.  Streamlining: Why It’s Essential To Catalytic Leadership and Impact Over time, many grantmakers find themselves drowning in elaborate funding processes. Well-intended steps to responsibly steward resources and minimize risk accumulate over time. Gradually, paperwork and processes crowd... Read More

Women looking at grant guidelines

Essential Things For Creating Grant Guidelines

With open communication, and detailed grant guidelines, you can build good relationships with potential partners from the start. At the same time, you can help other grantseekers move onto different funding sources quickly. However, guidelines are just guidelines. If you want to make a grant outside of your stated guidelines, you can certainly do so.... Read More

Collective Giving and Foundations: Learning From and With One Another

As a co-founder of Impact100 Philadelphia with my colleague Beth Dahle, I have worked in collective giving for the past 14 years. That means: 1. Thinking about member recruitment, engagement and management. This year, we have 454 women members who joined to have their individual donations pooled into our larger collective grants to nonprofits in... Read More

A Rusty Metal Faucet in Close-up Photography

I Used To Be on the Other Side: Reducing the Power Dynamic in Philanthropy

For the past 30 years, I have had the privilege of working in leadership positions at nonprofit organizations from local through international regions. I’ve also worked as a consultant for nonprofits doing strategic planning, staff and board development, and fundraising. I know first-hand what it’s like to run programs, engage in advocacy, and have to... Read More

Is There an Ideal Career Path To Working at a Small Foundation?

There is no one path to having a career in leanly staffed foundations, as they operate in almost every locale in the nation. Still, there are qualities, skills and experiences that prepare people to effectively manage small foundation operations, engage boards, and leverage resources for impact. Patterns in hiring First, let’s look at some career... Read More

Funders: Considering Collaboration? Start With a Light Touch and See Where It Leads

This post originally appeared on Blackbaud’s sgENGAGE blog. When smaller, place-based foundations collaborate and align their work, they provide unique value to local communities and nonprofits. Still, many foundations shy away from working together, assuming it will require considerable time and a loss of independence.   Funder collaboration need not be burdensome. Nor does it require... Read More