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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

Staying Agile in the Age of Lockdown

 

For about a year now FSG has been exploring how we can more effectively deliver on our work to help our clients create social impact. We’re examining our organizational culture and behaviors, our internal practices, policies, and processes, and evolving so that we can further live into... Read more

Foundations Can Increase Payouts: Here’s How

 

The current COVID-19 crisis has created immense and unexpected hardship among many foundation grantees and the people they serve. Foundations are stepping up by finding innovative ways to go beyond their normal grantmaking, removing restrictions on the use of grant funds, accelerating... Read more

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