American philanthropy has traditionally been a solitary pursuit defined by individual donor action and uncoordinated grantmaking. But in recent years, foundations have begun to take on shared initiatives and agendas. The author, executive director of the collaborative Los Angeles Urban Funders, argues that such funder collaboratives are more than a collection of isolated experiments. They mark the beginning of a new stage in the development of organized philanthropy and provide a blueprint for more effective philanthropy in the 21st century.
Collaborative Philanthropies: What groups of foundations can do that individual funders cannot
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