When a Foundation Board Gets in the Way of Community Impact

This commentary was originally published on Nonprofit Quarterly. Last month brought the announcement that William Penn Foundation executive director Laura Sparks has accepted the position of president at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a college in New York City founded on principles of equity and inclusion. Given Sparks’ longstanding commitment […]

When a Foundation Board Gets in the Way of Community Impact

This commentary was originally published on Nonprofit Quarterly. Last month brought the announcement that William Penn Foundation executive director Laura Sparks has accepted the position of president at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a college in New York City founded on principles of equity and inclusion. Given Sparks’ longstanding commitment […]

When a Foundation Board Gets in the Way of Community Impact

This commentary was originally published on Nonprofit Quarterly. Last month brought the announcement that William Penn Foundation executive director Laura Sparks has accepted the position of president at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a college in New York City founded on principles of equity and inclusion. Given Sparks’ longstanding commitment […]

Should community foundations connect donors/donor advisors to organizations led by people from underserved communities?

Ninety-two percent of respondents to our most recent poll on the Philamplify website said community foundations should connect donors/donor advisors to organizations led by people from underserved communities. Out of three answer choices, 22 responded “yes,” one responded “no” and one responded “maybe.” The poll was inspired by our recent Philamplify reports assessing the New […]

Should community foundations connect donors/donor advisors to organizations led by people from underserved communities?

Ninety-two percent of respondents to our most recent poll on the Philamplify website said community foundations should connect donors/donor advisors to organizations led by people from underserved communities. Out of three answer choices, 22 responded “yes,” one responded “no” and one responded “maybe.” The poll was inspired by our recent Philamplify reports assessing the New […]

Should community foundations connect donors/donor advisors to organizations led by people from underserved communities?

Ninety-two percent of respondents to our most recent poll on the Philamplify website said community foundations should connect donors/donor advisors to organizations led by people from underserved communities. Out of three answer choices, 22 responded “yes,” one responded “no” and one responded “maybe.” The poll was inspired by our recent Philamplify reports assessing the New […]

Should community foundations connect donors/donor advisors to organizations led by people from underserved communities?

Ninety-two percent of respondents to our most recent poll on the Philamplify website said community foundations should connect donors/donor advisors to organizations led by people from underserved communities. Out of three answer choices, 22 responded “yes,” one responded “no” and one responded “maybe.” The poll was inspired by our recent Philamplify reports assessing the New […]