Resources

Topic: “Boards and Governance”

Webinar Recording
Nuance of Words: Re-Framing Language to Increase Advocacy

Reproductive rights and justice are under attack, isolation is increasing the demand for relationship abuse services, society is motivated to take action against racial injustice and oppression. Funders are responding, but if we aren’t intentional about word choice and language, we can inadvertently undermine the causes we’re moving forward. For example, which phrasing allows us... Read More

How Racial Equity Supports Better Grantmaking Practices

This post originally appeared on the GrantCraft by Candid blog. Exponent Philanthropy is on a journey to understand, embrace, and champion equity, and we are embedding it in our programmatic and research efforts. Much of our 2020 Foundation Operations and Management Report centered around exploring how racial equity relates to good grantmaking and governance practices. The relevance... Read More

An Open Letter From Exponent Philanthropy Board Chair, Paul Spivey

Dear Exponent Philanthropy members, For the past 25 years, I have been involved in philanthropy as an executive, board member and donor. The intense racial strife over the past couple of weeks has compelled me to share the following personal and professional anecdotes as well as suggested solutions. Frustration, anger and fatigue are all vehemently... Read More

Webinar Recording
Effectively Partnering with Philanthropy Consultants: How Lean Funders Can Enhance Impact and Extend Their Team

Lean funders learn to hit above their weight class in many ways, including partnering at the “right time” with the “right philanthropic consultant.” Hear the story of growth and evolution of The Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation’s HALO Award program and how this was made possible through an intentional partnership with its philanthropic consultant, Blue... Read More