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December 2022 | The Giving Practice

We are thrilled to share a new series that we're testing out called, "Ask TGP," where our consultants will be answering questions about topics, concepts or frameworks that are top of mind for leaders in philanthropy like you. 

In this first session, Senior Advisors Abby Sarmac and...

Featured Image with Title: Ask TGP. What is "sitting in the muck?" Headshots of Lisa Fisher and Abby Sarmac to the left.
December 2022 | The Giving Practice

In 2022 we had the privilege of working with the board and staff of Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania (GWP) as they embarked on a strategy process amidst the transition of a long-time leader. We were struck by the exceptional leadership of strategy committee co-chairs, Kristy Trautmann (...

Reflections on Board Leadership and Transformation with Kristy Trautmann and Michele Rone Cooper, Interview
November 2022 | The Giving Practice

Search for “Evaluation and Learning Frameworks” in Google and at the top of the results you’ll find a list of scholarly articles including empirical reviews and research papers.

“The professionalizing of evaluation…doing controlled trials, using rigid scientific, academic processes tends...

Exploring Characteristics of Learning and Evaluation for Power Shifting Featured Image on Blue Background with Iconography of light bulb, pen, ear, and mouth
August 2022 | The Giving Practice

Last month, NASA famously released images from the James-Webb telescope, providing the world with a previously unseen perspective of our universe. These awe-inspiring photographs amplify our curiosity about what exists among the stars and how it connects to us here on earth. This inquisitiveness...

TGP's Summer Reading List 2022
August 2022 | The Giving Practice

We’re thrilled to introduce you to five new colleagues who joined our team this past quarter. Jeanine, Emily, Audrey, Mary and Lalitha come to us with a wide range of professional experiences – from leading operations at a major family foundation to supporting community capacity-building in...

Meet our new TGP consultants and staff!
August 2022 | The Giving Practice

Bold, curious, reflective, human. Here’s what we’ve been hearing this past quarter in philanthropy:     

The quotes below are from two in-person conferences that our team has attended this year: GEO’s 2022 National Conference and The United...

Overheard in Philanthropy: In Person!
July 2022 | The Giving Practice

When Warren Brown became the Executive Director of College Spark Washington in April, 2020, his board was open to exploring a new mission that emphasized racial equity in its longstanding college grantmaking program.

One of the board’s big questions, Warren recalls, was: “What about the...

What about the endowment? How college spark foundation completely redirected its investing practices in 12 months