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What You Can Do to Support Black Communities

I was on a great call with Southern California Grantmakers a few days ago on supporting black communities in philanthropy. Although it’s more focused on LA county and from a more secular…

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A Call to Pray; An Invitation to Lament

The Chalmers Center posted today a timely, heartfelt piece in light of where are nation is. It’s filled with prayers that help us see the spiritual realities we’re in. Our staff used…

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Bryan Stevenson on the Frustration Behind the George Floyd Protests

This Q&A from The New Yorker prompted introspection among some of our members about how our faith requires not only forgiveness, but also the confession that enables us to more fully receive…

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Minneapolis and Beyond: Recommendations for Giving

I received this list of recommended orgs related to racial justice movements happening in our country right now. It’s from Open Philanthropy and their work in criminal justice: Minneapolis and Beyond: Recommendations…

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David Weekley Family Foundation’s COVID-19 Response

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Self-Care Initiative from The Pilgrim Foundation

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Eliminating Implicit Bias in Grantmaking Practice

In this article from Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), authors Nancy Chan and Pamela Fisher share their journey of taking practical steps to incorporate DEI into the grantmaking process of one foundation,…

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Christian Employer’s Alliance

Our colleagues Chad Jackson and Jenifer Duncan, from the Jackson Family Foundation, shared this information from Eric Welch about the Christian Employer’s Alliance with PCP: Christian Employers Alliance is a 501c3 membership…

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Are We Ignoring God’s Purposes for His Investable Assests?

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We Are All Trustees

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Where the Light Divides

Almost a decade ago I was asked if I would consider sharing what I am thinking: “People are curious about why you think the way you do.” Whether it was false humility,…

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Board Mandates and Responsibilities

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Program Strategy and Evaluation

In June 2019, Paul Brest and Erinn Andrews of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society presented a workshop on applying theory of change to program strategy and evaluation. Julie Aleman…

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What Americans Know About Religion

In July 2019, the Pew Research Center released a major report on religious knowledge among Americans. This survey did not poll for opinions, but for factual knowledge about the beliefs, practices, and…

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Ministry Measures

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The Value of Reflection

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Resources Roundup: 2019 Annual Conference Links

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Pragmatic Optimism: Fighting Poverty with Hearts and Minds

At the 2019 conference Dean Karlan spoke to our group about “right-fit” evidence, focusing on how to combine sound M&E principles with an optimistic spirit. Slides from Dean’s presentation can be found…

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Is the Protestant Work Ethic Real?

Dean Karlan, author of The Goldilocks Challenge and Professor of Economics and Finance at Northwestern University, spoke at the Annual Conference in 2019 about “right-fit evidence” for the social sector. He pointed…

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Tools for Taking Action

Meridith Polin, a senior officer at Pew Charitable Trusts, directs the Pew fund for health and human services in Philadelphia’s evaluation capacity building initiative, which aims to accelerate the use of data for monitoring,…

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Wise Heads: Interview with Gene Davis

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People-Centered Philanthropy

Scott Todd gave the keynote presentations, on people-centered philanthropy, at our 2019 conference. Slides from his presentation are linked below. Scott is a partner at the Integrated Philanthropy Initiative, and has written…

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Driving Excellence with Values

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Integrated Philanthropy: Beneficiary vs. Customer

Scott Todd was the keynote speaker at the Annual Conference in 2019, in Chicago, speaking on people-centered philanthropy. This video was a part of his presentation:

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