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A Just Transition: A Q&A with Ozawa Bineshi Albert, Monica Atkins, and Marion Gee, Co-Executive Directors, Climate Justice Alliance

May 04, 2022

Launched in 2013, Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) is an alliance of 82 urban and rural frontline communities, organizations, and supporting networks working to advance a Just Transition away from extractive systems of production, consumption, and political oppression and toward resilient,... read more

Three things you can do instead of founding a nonprofit

May 03, 2022

Some years ago I was teaching an undergraduate class on fundraising at a local university. Courses like that didn’t exist when I was a student. That would’ve been game-changing, considering that I had to cobble together learnings from macroeconomics, microeconomics,... read more

The sustainable nonprofit: A social issue support journey

May 02, 2022

I have been thinking a lot lately about how our clients are connecting with the public to build community for the social issues and movements they represent. It all started with variations we began to notice in our social issue... read more

Review: 'Private Virtues, Public Vices: Philanthropy and Democratic Equality'

April 30, 2022

It is lamented that large-scale philanthropy (like everything else) has become politicized and polarizing, subject to conspiracy theories and accusations of whitewashing and being too “woke.” In Private Virtues, Public Vices: Philanthropy and Democratic Equality, Emma Saunders-Hastings reminds us that... read more

Amplifying a voice that others have tried to silence: A commentary by Juan Mancias and Christa Mancias

April 28, 2022

Garcia Pasture’s designation is a win for our Tribe, and for strategic philanthropy Earlier this year, the World Monuments Fund (WMF) selected the Garcia Pasture in Brownsville, Texas, to be included on the World Monuments Watch list of heritage sites... read more

Review: 'George Soros: A Life in Full'

April 26, 2022

It feels like our idea of an “open society” is in retreat. Wherever we look—be it the United States, where anti-democratic forces are rolling back voting rights; or Russia, where opposition leaders are imprisoned and restrictive press freedoms make it... read more

Questions to ask before quitting your job: A column article by Molly Brennan

April 24, 2022

Thinking about joining the Great Resignation? Four questions to consider If you’re thinking about joining the Great Resignation and quitting your job, you’re in good company. Resignations are at a 20-year high, and depending on what study you’re reading, one-third... read more

The only promising pathway to bringing about the peace and resilience: A commentary by May Boeve

April 22, 2022

End fossil fuel-funded wars, support a just transition For years, the climate movement has been demonstrating to political leaders that a transition to renewable energy is the only promising pathway to bringing about the peace and resilience we all deserve.... read more

An international community for LGBTQ youth: A Q&A with Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director, Trevor Project

April 21, 2022

Amit Paley is the CEO and executive director of the Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. Before diving into the world of philanthropy, Paley was an associate partner at McKinsey &... read more

A paradigm shift toward investing in public health: A commentary by Adam M. Doyno

April 19, 2022

Let’s not lose momentum in public health funding It’s a haunting irony that New Yorkers and the nation have crossed the second anniversary of the COVID-19 lockdowns just as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) has... read more

Building more resilient communities: A Q&A with Nicole Taylor, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

April 17, 2022

Nicole Taylor joined the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), the largest community foundation in the United States, as president and CEO in December 2018. She previously served as vice president of the ASU Foundation, as deputy vice president and dean... read more

To fund innovation we must be bold: A commentary by Savanna Ferguson

April 15, 2022

To foster innovation in the face of crises, create equitable, empowering grantmaking relationships The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest assessment report, released in late February, is sobering; more and more people—3.5 billion, according to the report—are extremely vulnerable... read more

Bold and intersectional funding: A Q&A with Ana L. Oliveira, President and CEO, The New York Women’s Foundation

April 13, 2022

Ana L. Oliveira has served as president and CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation (The Foundation) since 2006, after leading Gay Men’s Health Crisis for seven years as its first woman and Latina executive director. Oliveira grew up in... read more

Allyship vs. righteous conspiracy: A commentary by Cheryl Dorsey

April 12, 2022

As social entrepreneurs have demonstrated positive results in addressing the world’s most complex problems over the decades, it is evident that continued investment in the sector can create lasting impact. At Echoing Green, we’re committed to building upon social innovation... read more

Now is the time for philanthropy to be bold: A Q&A with Isabelle Leighton, Interim Executive Director, Donors of Color Network

April 11, 2022

Isabelle Leighton is interim executive director of Donors of Color Network, whose mission is to build systemic racial equity to be more reflective and accountable to communities of color. Leighton has 20 years of experience growing social justice and movement-oriented... read more

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  • "[L]et me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is...fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance...."


    — Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States

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