Sindhu Knotz

Managing Partner, The Giving Practice

Sindhu is passionate about promoting more collaborative, equitable and community-centered philanthropy through her consulting. She brings nearly 20 years of experience leading facilitation, strategy, business planning and assessment projects for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. In her role, Sindhu also co-leads strategy and business planning for The Giving Practice (TGP). She has launched special initiatives for TGP and Philanthropy Northwest including the first class of Momentum Fellows and several peer cohorts of CEOs and trustees advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

Prior to joining TGP, Sindhu held roles at the Center for Effective Philanthropy and in the strategy and operations division of Deloitte Consulting LLC. She began her career in fund development and advocacy through work with the Community Housing Partnership in San Francisco.

Sindhu holds an MPA from Columbia University and a B.A. with honors from UC Berkeley. She is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow and a former board member of 501 Commons. Sindhu loves chocolate, yoga and enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with her family.


Adopting Equity Practices

Posted on December 8, 2020 by Erin Kahn, Sindhu Knotz, June L. Wilson

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There is an increasing recognition and understanding of the deep-seated structural inequities upon which the philanthropic sector and many other systems were built. Donors are moving away from the idea of racial equity and social justice as funding areas, and instead conceptualizing equity as a lens that spans grantmaking, governance, and management and operations. In this webinar, learn how to… Read More
Voices from the Field

Five Essential Practices to Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Your Family Foundation

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Audrey Haberman, Sindhu Knotz

Last October, we had the pleasure of hosting a conversation with a group of ten family foundations attending the National Forum on Family Philanthropy in Seattle. The session was focused on how foundation leaders can begin to address the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with your staff and trustees… Read More