We are in the midst of deep adaptation. At Philanthropy New York, while we accept a host of unknowns, we also seek new discoveries for the way we can work and respond to our new realities.
Too often in philanthropy we achieve progress or a reform, but don’t think to look around the corner. We thereby create - or exacerbate - another problem. It’s whack-a-mole philanthropy.
This time last year was drastically different for us all. Personally, I was just three months into my fellowship and quickly becoming aware of just how busy fall at PNY can be. Reflecting back on that time now often feels like a distant memory - a feeling I’m sure that many of us can relate to.
We have all watched grantees pivot and respond to each emerging crisis while continuing the work core to their missions.