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It’s Time for Philanthropy to “Flip the Script”

Philanthropy is never simple. Yet in 2020 the waves of crises crashing over communities everywhere have made achieving outcomes and impact harder than ever.  Last week I gave a webinar with Annie Rhodes, Director of Funder Impact at Social Solutions. In our view, it’s time to flip the philanthropy script and embrace this moment as an opportunity to pivot …

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Six Ways Philanthropies Respond to Crisis

Some are more effective than others. When the unexpected happens, we all wish we had the presence of mind of a first responder. But first responders aren’t born knowing what to do in an emergency. They train until the most effective responses become automatic. Part of their training also involves recognizing and overcoming weaknesses, so …

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Seven Ways to Increase Your Philanthropic Impact During COVID-19

With every challenge comes opportunity.  None of us would have chosen this moment, but now that it’s here, we’re all forced to respond. We’re navigating new territory in our personal relationships. We’re focused on keeping ourselves, our communities and our vulnerable family members safe. We’re processing too much worrisome news. And, in philanthropy, we’re working …

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Are You Too Overwhelmed to Take Your Next Step?

6 Ways Philanthropists May Feel Overwhelmed A serious, but largely overlooked, problem in philanthropy is feeling overwhelmed. You know what I’m talking about. You might have woken up this morning feeling overwhelmed by the day ahead of you. You may feel overwhelmed by learning to use new technology, while suddenly working from home and homeschooling …

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4 Ways Fear Can Paralyze Philanthropy

Banish these common fears that undermine your impact As a warning mechanism, we’d all agree that fear can come in handy. But what happens when it becomes debilitating, or even delusional? Today, more than ever, philanthropists need to find ways to recognize the difference and effectively move forward. Philanthropy has enough challenges right now without …

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6 Mistakes Philanthropists Make During a Crisis (And What They Can Do Instead)

Don’t let delusional altruism hinder your impact! Learn valuable tips to improve your giving during tumultuous times.