Grantmaking Strategy

The Mindfulness Paradox: Balancing Present Awareness with Future-Oriented Grant Strategies

In the fast-paced world of nonprofit work, where the pursuit of grants and donations is relentless and often overwhelming, a paradox emerges. Mindfulness, the practice of maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, has become a valued tool for fostering well-being and reducing stress. Yet, the very nature of grantmaking and donations requires a …

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The Ethical Dilemma of Allocation: Prioritizing Causes in an Era of Abundant Needs

In the landscape of modern philanthropy, grantmakers are akin to navigators traversing an expansive ocean of need. Each wave brings a new challenge, each gust of wind, an urgent cause demanding attention and resources. As the stewards of philanthropic capital, grantmakers must grapple with complex ethical dilemmas—how to discern which initiatives to support when every cause seems equally critical and …

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