Your philanthropy involves a robust amount of
knowledge and skills, from financial acumen and
community know-how to critical thinking skills and
organizational abilities. There are also a number of skills and approaches that can help you develop the “people powers” necessary to work sensitively and effectively with those around you.
Some call these topics soft skills, but we think that name downplays their importance in guiding your philanthropy through moments of change as well as its status quo. We call them effectiveness skills, and look at power dynamics, change management, cultural competency, and more.