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).

Winter 2021: Community Civic Engagement

  • Small Funders Are Perfectly Positioned to Be Advocates

  • How Deep Relationships With Community Informs Our Grantmaking

  • Bettering Political Civil Discourse in Your Community

  • A Pro Football and Venture Capital Approach to Philanthropy

  • Humanities Organizations Can Help Us Heal More Equitably

  • Participatory Grantmaking Can Strengthen Your Philanthropy

  • Our Family Foundation’s Approach to Trust-based Philanthropy

  • Integrating Feminism Into Philanthropy

  • Boosting Civic Engagement Through Impactful Grantmaking



Essentials Fall 2019: Funder Collaboration 

Essentials Spring 2019: Engaging Your Board

Essentials Winter 2019: Building Grantee Capacity


Essentials Fall 2018: Managing Change

Essentials Spring 2018: Funder Advocacy


Essentials Winter 2017: Funder-Grantee Relationships

Essentials Fall 2017: Diverse Perspectives

Essentials Spring/Summer 2017: Multigenerational Philanthropy


Essentials Winter 2016: Telling Your Story

Essentials Summer 2016: Gifts of All Sizes

Essentials Spring 2016: Investing in Talent


Essentials Winter 2015: Organizational Effectiveness

Essentials Fall 2015: Setting Your Giving Path

Essentials Summer 2015: Leadership

Essentials Spring 2015: Minding Your Ps and Qs