Exponent Philanthropy recently released Outsized Impact, a report commenting on trends shaping philanthropy with few or no staff and on the impact it has across the US and around the world.
Philanthropy with few or no staff is powerful, popular, and on the rise. Currently, it makes up the largest segment of all US philanthropy, with thousands of foundations, giving circles, donor-advised funds and individuals keeping their operations lean and manoeuvring their dollars, skills and leadership to do the most good.
How are they leveraging their assets – financial and otherwise – to achieve impact? What is the role of community, collaboration, passion, and perseverance? What trends are shaping this most popular style of philanthropy?
The report gathers together more than a dozen leading thinkers in their fields, including colleagues from Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Fidelity Charitable, Foundant Technologies, Glenmede, Independent Sector, Klein Wealth Management at HighTower Advisors, Mott Foundation, US Trust, Bank of America Corporation, and Exponent Philanthropy’s CEO and staff.