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Video: Kevin Murphy – The Freedom to Irritate and Agitate

“Philanthropy enjoys a privileged place in society. A growing number of practitioners, including Kevin Murphy, have wrestled with the question: is our role to make grants or make a difference?

Kevin Murphy has come down on the side of make a difference. During the presentation, he’ll discuss his view that our unique position in society, and particularly the endowments that we hold, demand that philanthropy be on the forefront of challenging established norms, established structures and conventional wisdom on behalf of our communities.” [Published on Apr 19, 2013]

TED Talk by Dan Pallotta: “The way we think about charity is dead wrong”

“Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls  out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend ‐ not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses).” [From:  This Week on Ted.Com, E‐news, March 16, 2013]

Webinar: Racism in Philanthropy: Effective Practices for Grantmakers

Webinar: Racism in Philanthropy: Effective Practices for Grantmakers

Philanthropy has a long history of providing much-needed resources for historically marginalized communities of color. Many foundations and donors view their investments as the solution to social problems that are rooted in poverty.