Social Justice Philanthropy Terminology Guide

This guide focuses on developing a deeper understanding of both general and niche philanthropy-related terms. Some of the terms, such as diversity, equity, and inclusion are more general and applicable outside of the field of philanthropy. Other terms, such as charitable industrial complex, mission creep, and return on investment are very much focused on the field of philanthropy. Although some of the terms are not specific to the field of philanthropy, all terms included affect giving practices and should be considered when aiming to shift grantmaking practices.