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Forum Annual Conference 2018: Building common ground

Niamani Mutima 30 July 2018

Philanthropy is a verb. By its very nature, it helps to build a common ground where we can push back on the superficial differences between us and work together on our shared visions. Attending the …


Forum Annual Conference 2018: When learning is both personal and professional

Grace Chiang Nicolette 27 July 2018

One of the unique aspects of working in philanthropy is that when we come together with peers in our field, the lessons we learn can be both personal and professional in nature. I was reflecting …


The support group that is essential to professional growth. (Us.)

2 Jen Bokoff 25 July 2018

Less than one glass of (fantastic) rosé into the first-timers happy hour, the conversation turned to the friction between personal values and organisation values. This is not a conversation I have at happy hours with …

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

Leslie Pine 24 July 2018

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 …

Forum Annual Conference 2018: Time to Inscape

Nina Sachdev 19 July 2018

I wore my Philadelphia Eagles T-shirt on the plane to Boston. On purpose. Because I had to. I wasn’t trying to cause trouble; more so just wanting to quietly remind passers-by of recent events. #NeverForget, …

Forum Annual Conference 2018: What is philanthropy bringing to the table?

Sarah Brown-Campello 18 July 2018

What are you doing to lift up social justice issues in your work? Who best to hear about addressing root problems than from the communities themselves and incorporating their voices into your work? Philanthropy infrastructure …

Forum Annual Conference 2018: The savior complex in a complex society

Nikki Powell 18 July 2018

When I hear a keynote speaker quote Marcus Aurelius, I kind of roll my eyes a little. But when they quote my favorite poet, Mary Oliver, I sit up and listen, because I know that …

Forum Annual Conference 2018: Deities & Demons

Sean Parnell 17 July 2018

Before I try to share my thoughts on the presentation by artist Titus Kaphar, I should probably disclose that my level of art appreciation pretty much stalls out just past ‘Dogs Playing Poker.’ So I …