[RISING STARS IN PHILANTHROPY] Learnings from the Lilypad – A Tech Marketplace For Good.

Have you ever been on a sales or demo call for a tech platform and felt a strange disconnect with its narrative, stats, lingo, and insights? Like it doesn’t understand your services or impact and feels it necessary to “techsplain” all of your digital deficiencies? Well, you’re not alone.  According to NetChange’s survey of technology […]

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IS FUNDING ACADEMIA OUR FIRST & LAST LINE OF DEFENCE AGAINST BIASES IN AI?

AI can help identify and reduce the impact of human biases, but it can also make the problem worse by baking in and deploying biases at scale in sensitive application areas. For example, as the investigative news site ProPublica has found, a criminal justice algorithm used in Broward County, Florida, mislabeled African-American defendants as ‘high […]

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[RISING STARS IN PHILANTHROPY] No Money, No Mission – The Evolving Nature of Faith Based Fundraising  

I have always been fascinated by faith based organizing as to me it’s an authentic progression of translating your values, beliefs and what those have taught you into practice.   Another key piece of this is of course the infrastructure, the churches, gathering places scattered throughout our neighborhoods that welcome all and are historically (and still remain currently) […]

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THE GREAT RESIGNATION SHOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO IDENTIFY & INVEST IN THE TALENT OF TOMORROW’S NONPROFITS, NOT AS A REACTIONARY STRATEGY TO REPLACE THEM

We talk a lot about systems change, understanding that if built, rebuilt, or—in more passionate circles—dismantled, then that can allow people to thrive, and our society to thrive with it. Systems are key, that’s true. But the “system” as it were still needs people to review it, ideate it, and, of course, implement it. I […]

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[Rising Stars in Philanthropy] Venturing Into Philanthropy’s Golden Hurricane

I recently read a terrific opinion piece in the Wall St Journal titled ‘Innovation Moves to Middle America – Migration of entrepreneurs may yield fewer photo-sharing apps and more practical solutions’ where I was captivated by the following paragraph; Many have noted that talent and capital are starting to move out of the nation’s three […]

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Funding The Front Lines – Philanthropy For A Guaranteed Income

Should philanthropy – especially those anchor institutions whose mission is to lift up their communities – be getting into more direct action in support of our societies most vulnerable?  I’m really buoyed right now by the successes of several smaller community trials of buying medical debt, providing a guaranteed income for the homeless and participatory […]

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Building Financial Inclusion & Literacy Through Tech – How Philanthropy Can Support The Millions Of Americans That Are Unbanked & Underbanked

Look, I’m no economist but I know an alarming finance stat when I see one, and know that there are steps we can take to rectify it, especially if we incubate and prove out these ideas in a collaborative and complementary way across our burgeoning social sector ecosystem. The stats I continue to be perplexed […]

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‘Refactoring’ Your Nonprofits Governance – A New Culture For Proactive Internal Improvements.

The expression “cutting of red tape” is something that has been mainly reserved by politicians and corporate CEO’s alike. More often than not they are referring to the reduction of bureaucratic largesse which can sometimes slow down action but depending on the context, delivery and ultimately influence of those making the calls, it can also […]

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