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Defining the problem is the key to long-lasting change

In America, we tend to believe that enough money can fix any…
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Building coalitions for social change amid political turmoil

“We just can’t work with them anymore. Their political views…
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Removing the Barrier of Fear on the Path to Trust-Based Philanthropy

The last few years have seen an increasingly public critique…

4 Encouraging Trends From 2020 That We Hope Endure Beyond The Pandemic

The endless, destabilizing uncertainty of 2020 that has put all…
Train yard

Five Things I Learned in 2020

A few nights ago at dinner, my daughter asked, “What's a train…

Bringing the “how” of social change back into balance with the “how many”

In the face of so much inequality and suffering in our world,…
Joyful Impact Blog

Introducing the Joyful Impact Blog and Resource Library

If you feel a deep calling to make the world a better place—as…

Lasting Change Starts with a Landscape Analysis

Every few months, I get a call from a philanthropist that goes…
Sweeping change in icebergs

Sweeping Change and Moments of Opportunity

Forward-thinking philanthropists aren’t the kind of people…

Using scenario planning to move forward during seasons of seismic change

Even in the best of times, making change and advancing equity…