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April 2022 | The Giving Practice

In 2020, in an effort to better center community, the Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Foundation piloted a new grantmaking program that engages local PSE employees across their 10 counties in the grant review and decision making processes. Two years later, the relationships between PSE and the...

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March 2022 | The Giving Practice

After two full years of living in a post-pandemic world with seemingly endless cycles of hope followed by grief followed by hope and then grief again, we often feel exhausted – like we’re running on empty.  

In our last TGP team meeting, our consultants came together to share strategies...

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December 2021 | The Giving Practice

In a year filled with unprecedented complexity and uncertainty, we've walked alongside our clients as they've reflected deeply on their organizations and what is being called of them in the moment. We've supported them as they've pivoted, tested new ideas and moved forward with courage to...

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November 2021 | The Giving Practice

As we support clients on their strategy development journeys, we often refer to the quote “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” (inspired by ...

Getting to Clarity with Cathy Cha: Unpacking the role of culture and identity in strategy with Cathy Cha
November 2021 | The Giving Practice

Each year, thousands of long-distance hikers — also known as thru-hikers — embark on 2,000+ mile journeys by foot. For those who choose the Pacific Crest Trail – a 2,655-mile trail from Mexico to Canada – for example, day one comes with a 1,200-foot climb that puts their confidence of completing...

Navigating Racial Equity Leadership Together: Reflections on the Power of Peer Support
October 2021 | The Giving Practice

Building cultures and practices that address racial equity can be one of the most complex and challenging experiences of a leader’s career. When there’s no map to follow, no magical checklists that tell you you’re doing it right – peer cohorts offer a critical space for self-reflection, testing ideas and sustaining commitment. This report captures our observations across nine years of peer cohort facilitation for executive leaders, providing insight into common leadership dilemmas on race, inclusion and power in philanthropy, why peer support is so effective and how it helps leaders move their organizations to action.

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