Trust-based philanthropy is about acknowledging and ceding power, which typically resides with the funder.
The missions and priorities of America’s nearly 120,000 foundations are as diverse as the country itself, yet here is one thing all in common: each suffers when our democracy fails.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink and readjust the way we do work. We have very quickly learned to adapt and be kinder to one another for the personal “intrusions” that come into our professional lives. And we’ve learned to welcome it!
As the world grapples with several compounding crises, foundations and philanthropy are finding their place in the response, working alongside government, nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
I was running a workshop on tools to address institutional racism within our organizations when I was asked, how do we to create buy-in to fund these tools in the first place?
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...
Philanthropy New York's Kimberly Roberts Interviews Julie Kashen and Rakeen Mabud, Authors of Nevertheless, It Persists: Disrupting the Vicious Cycle of Institutionalized Sexism Kimberly Roberts, Public Policy Fellow at...