Essentials

In this carefully curated, 12-page publication featuring top content from our blog, you’ll find advice and inspiration on a single theme penned by fellow members, trusted colleagues, and our expert staff.

Use this exclusive member benefit to focus your thinking or spark conversations with others who share in your giving. Look for new issues several times yearly online and in print (mailed automatically to each primary member contact).

Summer 2020: Paradigm Shifts

  • Understanding Racial Bias in Philanthropic Funding Today

  • Grantmaking for Equity: Essential, Fundamental Practices

  • Working With the State and Other Funders to Address COVID-19 Racial Health Equity in Louisiana

  • What Should Philanthropy Do? Excerpted from “The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change”

  • How We Leveraged Our Super Powers to Respond to COVID-19

  • Funder Profile: The Couchman Noble Foundation

  • Nonprofit Collaboration Is Essential Now—How Funders Can Play a Role

  • Moving Towards Racial Equity in Philanthropy: 3 Steps Funders Can Take Now

  • An Open Letter From Exponent Philanthropy Board Chair, Paul Spivey

Archives

2019

Essentials Fall 2019: Funder Collaboration 

Essentials Spring 2019: Engaging Your Board

Essentials Winter 2019: Building Grantee Capacity

2018

Essentials Fall 2018: Managing Change

Essentials Spring 2018: Funder Advocacy

2017

Essentials Winter 2017: Funder-Grantee Relationships

Essentials Fall 2017: Diverse Perspectives

Essentials Spring/Summer 2017: Multigenerational Philanthropy

2016

Essentials Winter 2016: Telling Your Story

Essentials Summer 2016: Gifts of All Sizes

Essentials Spring 2016: Investing in Talent

2015

Essentials Winter 2015: Organizational Effectiveness

Essentials Fall 2015: Setting Your Giving Path

Essentials Summer 2015: Leadership

Essentials Spring 2015: Minding Your Ps and Qs