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Leslie Pine

Opinion Leslie Pine 9 May 2021

30 lessons in pursuit of deep social impact: Reflection, assessment, and sharing

When pursuing deep social impact, an important part of the journey is creating space to reflect on what you have done, where you are currently, and where you would like to go. The reflection process …

Practical advice Leslie Pine 4 April 2021

30 lessons in pursuit of deep social impact: leveraging and creatively using resources

There’s a good chance you’ve heard the phrase ‘time, talent, and treasure’ when it comes to philanthropy. Many in the field, including us at TPI, believe that a strategic, holistic approach to philanthropy involves deploying …

Opinion Leslie Pine 5 March 2021

30 lessons in pursuit of deep social impact: fostering authentic learning & engagement

When it comes to philanthropy, jumping right into action can be the ‘fun’ part, and can also offer opportunities to experiment with different approaches as a way to inform next steps needed to address often …

Practical advice Leslie Pine 4 February 2021

30 lessons in pursuit of deep social impact: putting strategy into practice

As a strategic philanthropy advising practice working with donors to increase the impact of their philanthropy, we talk a lot about the word ‘strategy’. But what does strategy really mean? Beyond that, what does putting strategy …

Opinion Leslie Pine 5 January 2021

30 lessons in pursuit of deep social impact: finding vision, refining focus, and determining goals

When TPI celebrated its 30th anniversary, we shared 30 lessons learned through our three decades of working with ambitious, thoughtful, and creative donors to increase the impact of their philanthropy. To help guide those looking to achieve deep social impact …

Practical advice Leslie Pine 21 August 2019

Building a broader presence with generosity and engagement

I can distill this entire post into two words: belief and balance. Nearly every company today is or has the potential to be global, thanks to the ability for nearly anyone to create a website …

Conference reports Leslie Pine 24 July 2018

Forum Annual Conference 2018: Philanthropy – what is most needed?

In the growing turbulence of our times, the power of philanthropy also seems to be growing exponentially, yet awkwardly and in rough stages, like an adolescent. Those of us in advisory roles are riding the …