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All Funders Must Become Climate Funders

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2021 assessment, the gold standard summary of current climate science, tells us that the climate crisis is upon us. This means that whatever a funder may care about, the growing climate crisis will stop them—directly or indirectly—from... Read more

Uniting to Protect Democracy for All

Like most of you, I’m still processing what happened yesterday at the U.S. Capitol. I was glued to the TV. Horror. Disbelief. Sadness. Resolve.

In my year-end reflections, I promised that I would not use the word “unprecedented” to describe current events but… what we saw yesterday was... Read more

End of Year Reflections 2020

“During these unprecedented times…” That’s a phrase I hope to never read again, and not simply because it’s such a cliché. The very notion of an unprecedented crisis invites us to accept that widespread suffering is inevitable when the threat is too large.

Certainly, COVID-19 and... Read more

Rethinking Outcomes in a Crisis Context

 

In this critical time, and with a sense of urgency, many philanthropic organizations are shifting the ways in which they are supporting grantees. In addition to developing and deploying rapid response funding mechanisms and participating in broader, collaborative funding efforts, they... Read more

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