Projects & Publications
Promising Practices R&D
I research, write, and advocate for sector-wide initiatives to understand current philanthropic practice and identify promising approaches to better grantmaking.
I work with individual funders to strengthen and align culture and practice and redesign grantmaking processes to be most equitable, meaningful, and effective.
I develop and coordinate long-term communities of practice – networks in which participants learn from each other and build knowledge for the field.
Retreats and Workshops
I design and facilitate large-scale immersive knowledge building and sharing convenings, intimate planning and group process retreats, and other opportunities to get together and make progress.
Revisit Reporting (co-researcher, co-author, co-editor)
Dynamics of Hosting Giving Circles and Collective Giving Groups, as part of the Collective Giving Research Group
The Landscape of Giving Circles/Collective Giving in the United States, as part of the Collective Giving Research Group
The Source Codes of Foundation Culture (editor) and Our Culture: A Discussion Starter
Successful Structures: Rethinking the Role of Grants Management
Drowning in Paperwork, Distracted by purpose
Project Streamline: Practices that Matter
Falling into Philanthropy, Wandering into Learning
Project Streamline Blog: https://www.peakgrantmaking.org/projectstreamline/
Assessing the How of Grantmaking: Basic Questions and Critical Indicators.
Building Community Capacity for Participation in Evaluation.
"Funding Collaboratives" in New Frontiers of Philanthropy
Moving Diversity up the Agenda. Lessons and Next Steps from the Diversity in Philanthropy Project.
Effective Collaborations: Recommendations For a Connected Philanthropic Infrastructure
Benchmarking 2010: Trends in Education Philanthropy
Building Diverse and Inclusive Foundations – Lessons from Michigan.
Giving Together: A National Scan of Giving Circles and Shared Giving
More Giving Together: The Growth and Impact of Giving Circles and Shared Giving
The Impact of Giving Together.
Hosting a Giving Circle: The Benefits and Challenges of Giving Together