Essentials - Exponent Philanthropy


This carefully curated periodical features top content from our blog, resources, and publications.

Find advice and inspiration on a single theme written by fellow members, trusted colleagues, and our expert staff. This exclusive member benefit can help focus your giving and spark conversations with other lean funders.

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Spring 2023: Catalytic Leadership in Philanthropy
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After more than a decade of study, Exponent Philanthropy is proud to champion Catalytic Leadership in Philanthropy (CLIP), a transformational leadership style that empowers lean funders to make long-term, systemic change around an issue of focus that their community or field has prioritized. Lean funders who engage in CLIP zero in on their giving; offer flexible, long-term funding; build strong relationships with grantees and the community; and leverage nongrant assets.
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Essentials Summer 2022: Transitions


Essentials Fall 2021: All About the Board


Essentials Winter 2020/2021: Community Civic Engagement

Essentials Summer 2020: Paradigm Shifts


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