Latest Blog Posts

  • Trends 2020

    11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2020: Anticipate and Embrace What’s Next

    What place should philanthropy hold in a democratic society?

    Across our field, in politics, in business, and in our communities, Americans are questioning the very nature of philanthropy and probing its core value. These questions ask who has the responsibility — or the right — to …

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    InDEEP Initiative Combines Environmental Impact With Racial Equity in Philanthropy

    by Vanessa Farrell

    At a recent gathering of the Embedding Equity Community of Practice (EECoP), a program of the InDEEP Initiative, Matt Wisniewski, senior program officer at the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, mused that one of the reasons racial equity was important to him was that he …

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