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April 2021 | The Giving Practice

Our role as leaders in philanthropy, the challenges we face and the strength we find 

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March 2021 | The Giving Practice

Reflections on the role of investment committees around racial, gender and social equity. 

Featured Photo: Taking a Pause of Rosalie Sheehy Cates: Reflections on the role of investment committees around racial, gender and social equity
February 2021 | The Giving Practice

Developed in partnership with Philanthropy Northwest, this report shares 10 big ideas that bubbled up from extensive interviews with foundation trustees, CIOs, investing staff, outside investing advisors and industry advocates who are centering racial, social and gender equity in their investment committees. 

Foundation investment committees on racial, gender, and social equity
September 2020 | The Giving Practice

Even in the best of times, foundation leaders navigate a complex landscape. Since early March, we’ve heard from several of these leaders regarding the growing challenges they face in supporting their staff, board members and their communities under the cloud of a pandemic. It’s a lot to hold....

September 2020 | The Giving Practice

The Giving Practice (TGP) is guiding and supporting the program team at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to ensure best practices around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across its programs in order...

May 2020 | The Giving Practice

The Giving Practice consultants have helped lead a dozen “Making the Most of Virtual Meetings” online sessions recently to help you stay effective at collaborating even if you’re not in person. See our tip sheet of seven...

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May 2020 | The Giving Practice, Philanthropy Northwest

Working from home has created new stressors amid ongoing ambiguity. Now more than ever we need to be mindful of our human need to be seen, to feel part of something larger, to preserve our sense of agency when much of our usual liberty and approaches are constrained. Place our seven tips from "...