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 culture and practice, redesign grantmaking processes, and simplify and streamline requirements.
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)
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
Project Streamline Blog (ongoing): https://www.peakgrantmaking.org/projectstreamline/
Assessing the How of Grantmaking: Basic Questions and Critical Indicators.
Moving Diversity up the Agenda. Lessons and Next Steps from the Diversity in Philanthropy Project.
Effective Collaborations: Recommendations For a Connected Philanthropic Infrastructure
Giving Together: A National Scan of Giving Circles and Shared Giving
More Giving Together: The Growth and Impact of Giving Circles and Shared Giving
Hosting a Giving Circle: The Benefits and Challenges of Giving Together