Voices from the Field Posts
A passion for philanthropy is a gift that can be passed down through generations.
by Adam Growald
on April 21, 2017
The historical side of my grandfather’s story has been told in many different forms. This is my way of honoring him, by sharing some of the lessons I have learned from the example of his life and death.
More than a series of anecdotes or a family tree, a properly investigated and authentic family story can have a practical, wide-reaching impact.
by Jill Gordon
on April 11, 2017
Let's take a moment to think about who introduced philanthropic behaviors in your life. Who inspired you to GIVE your time and help others? When did you begin to SERVE those around you? Why are you still ENGAGED in helping youth succeed?
by June Wilson
and Lenore Hanisch
on April 4, 2017
Whether your foundation is committed to operating in perpetuity, or you’re considering a strategic lifespan, does defining the parameters of your foundation’s activity restrict or liberate you?
by June Wilson
and Philanthropy Northwest
on March 27, 2017
"I believe that Quixote Foundation’s reflective practices allowed us to hold multiple truths while engaging in internal and often uncomfortable racial equity training. Our ability to do this work at every level of the organization made a tremendous difference in our final year of grantmaking and grantee engagement."
by Robert Dortch
on March 23, 2017
We challenged the nonprofit community to think creatively and to take risks. We asked them to take a comprehensive, enduring approach — not a quick fix, but a long-term plan for effective and transformative change.
by Kylie Musolf
on March 15, 2017
Overhead is one of the first concepts any philanthropist learns. It includes all of those administrative and fundraising costs that we secretly wish our nonprofit colleagues didn’t have to worry about. But what exactly is overhead, anyway?
by Patrick Troska
on March 13, 2017
We knew we had to change the dynamic. We began by changing how we show up as individuals and as an institution.
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by Vu Le
on March 8, 2017
An insidious result of injustice is that it isolates us from one another, and it allows those of us not directly affected to intellectualize, to think about it in the abstract. To combat it, we must be intentional about listening to those most affected, and we must make time to reconnect with and recommit to one another, even before taking action.