As some aspects of our society begin to settle back into their pre-2020 rhythms, the question looms large as to whether philanthropy will do the same. To examine how the sector had to change in response to crisis—and how it must continue to evolve with urgency—PEAK President and CEO Satonya Fair led a discussion with … Continued
In our CONNECT online community, PEAK Grantmaking members generously share their approaches to grantmaking, providing a forum for continuous learning among colleagues. In recent CONNECT threads, members weighed in on grantmaking shifts and foundation practices to be responsive to current events. With their permission, we’re sharing some of those insights here. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continued
The world has been reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year now. Individuals and communities have adopted social distancing and mask-wearing while plexiglas is in abundance. These safety measures have become our new normal. Every element in our society has adjusted, adapted and pivoted in some way, shape or … Continued
For the latest entry in Borealis Philanthropy’s “Storyletter” interview series, PEAK Grantmaking President and CEO Satonya Fair spoke about how PEAK has navigated the challenges of the past year, lessons learned from our racial equity work, and PEAK’s role in advancing more equitable, collaborative philanthropy. Our thanks to Borealis for allowing us to re-post this interview. … Continued
American Jewish World Service (AJWS), founded in 1985 to end poverty and ensure human rights in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, was built on a commitment to respecting and supporting local solutions, putting more power in the hands of grantees. In conversation with PEAK President and CEO Satonya Fair, AJWS President and CEO … Continued
COVID-19 vaccines are starting to be administered and while this provides hope that we will be able to turn the corner on this pandemic, we know that much work remains and that it will take time for individuals and communities to truly heal. As communities begin to recover from health, economic and social justice crises, … Continued
With increased focus and funding, philanthropy continues to prioritize the work of racial equity; however, operations teams including IT departments are often left behind. This gap was first identified in 2018 through the results of the State of Philanthropy Tech survey by the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG). At the time, 40 percent of responding … Continued
Sponsored by SmartSimple Software To say that 2020 introduced challenges to the philanthropic sector would be a vast understatement. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged organizations to demonstrate the ability to pivot, show resilience and agility from all perspectives: people, process, and technology. Few of us saw anything close to the likes of COVID-19 coming, nor did … Continued
Lessons from Amplifier, a global nonprofit success story built on risk-taking, that includes two suggestions for ensuring that riskier projects can take root and flourish.
Thoughts from our Journal guest editors, Jane Ward and Cristina Yoon, on the importance of boldly and courageously committing to more equitable grantmaking.