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Infusing New Perspectives Into Philanthropy

As vice president, professional learning & family philanthropy, Kameron Green is a leader in developing and implementing professional learning and programs for Southern California Grantmakers. Kameron innovated SCG’s programming to include a whole person model, acknowledging that we are whole people with brains, hearts, bodies, and lived experiences, working to bring about a just and... Read More

2023 Outsized Impact Award Finalists

The Outsized Impact Award honors an individual at an Exponent Philanthropy member organization whose style of philanthropy is achieving outsized (or greater than expected) impact. Read about the inspiring work of our 2023 finalists » Sheena Solomon The Gifford Foundation (Syracuse, NY) As Executive Director of The Gifford Foundation, Sheena Solomon envisions solutions to systemic problems, helping the... Read More

Small Foundation Leadership: A Portrait Emerges

Leadership can be defined in literally hundreds of ways. This is why Exponent Philanthropy knows we can’t take an “off the shelf” definition of small foundation leadership. Instead, by taking time to explore leadership in small foundations, Exponent Philanthropy will be better able to validate, nurture, and celebrate it. And, by nurturing leadership, our hope is... Read More

Strengthen Your People Powers

Philanthropy, from the Greek word for “to love humanity,” is inherently a human enterprise. In this business of helping to solve complicated social problems, we’re bound by the opportunities and challenges of working with other people to do so. It can be emotional work, and it’s work that involves very diverse people who span different... Read More

The Lonely Rural Funder’s Guide to Networking

Rural philanthropy requires a different kind of thinking and creativity from urban philanthropy. It stands to reason, then, that the networks rural funders build will look different from those that traditionally attract more urban-focused foundations. In my work researching and building rural philanthropy, I’ve seen two main types of foundations that describe themselves as “rural... Read More