Outsized Impact 2014Annual commentary on philanthropy with few or no staffIn this first-of-its-kind report, read about trends shaping philanthropy with few or no staff and its outsized impact on the world.
When it comes to philanthropic impact, size truly doesn’t matter. In fact, some would argue, the smaller the operation, the more agile it can be.
Philanthropy practiced with few or no staff is powerful, popular, and on the rise. In fact, it makes up the largest segment of all philanthropies today. Across the country, tens of thousands of foundations, giving circles, donor advised funds, and individuals are intentionally keeping their operations lean and their ears to the ground, nimbly maneuvering their dollars, skills, and leadership to do the most good. More than a dozen thought leaders share their insights in this report released July 2014.
• What is the state of today’s most popular and powerful style of philanthropy?
• How are donors across a range of vehicles leveraging their assets—financial and otherwise—to achieve enormous impact across the country and around the world?
• What is the role of community, collaboration, passion, and perseverance?Contributors
Sara Beggs, Henry Berman, Andy Carroll, Hanh Le, and Janice Simsohn Shaw, Exponent Philanthropy
Jennifer Acree and Nick Deychakiwsky, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
; and Kathi Horton, Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Diana Aviv, Independent Sector
Jason Baron and Jackie VanderBrug, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Corporation
Nina Cohen, Glenmede
Bill Draper, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Peter J. Klein, Klein Wealth Management at HighTower Advisors
Mark Larimer, Foundant Technologies
Cynthia Strauss, Fidelity CharitableContact
Jeanne Metzger, Chief Development and Marketing Officer,