Member Stories - Exponent Philanthropy

Member Stories

Our members work in virtually all communities and support causes of every kind. Across the country, foundations, giving circles, donor advised funds, and individuals are intentionally keeping their operations lean and their ears to the ground, nimbly maneuvering their dollars, skills, and leadership to make an impressive impact.

Collectively, our community is achieving outsized impact through personal connections to communities and causes, agility to seize opportunities, willingness to take risks, and using their full suite of financial and non-financial resources.

Learn more about how our members give in two resources:

Exponent Philanthropy Blog

Penned by lean funders from all over the country, the Exponent Philanthropy blog is where you can read their stories of successes, challenges, and the unique ways in which our members approach their giving.

Catalytic Philanthropy Podcast

Meet some of the most creative, resourceful, and risk-taking funders in the country. These individuals are creating a new kind of philanthropy. They’re shifting from the transactional to the transformational.

Philanthropy Lessons

Philanthropy Lessons is a video series and campaign produced by Exponent Philanthropy, funded by the Fund for Shared Insight, and released in partnership with The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Outsized Impact

Outsized Impact is our collection of stories illustrating the power of philanthropy practiced with few or no staff.