Since launching PhilanthroFiles in spring 2012, ASF has been fortunate to round out posts by our staff with the expertise and on-the-ground insights of dozens of ASF members and colleagues.
This Thanksgiving season, we are particularly grateful for this year’s contributing members and colleagues.
- TCC Group’s Rachel Humphrey completed her popular 4-part series on international giving, with tips on site visits, equitable relationships, and expert help.
- ASF board member Floyd Keene hit a home run with 5 Trends That May Change U.S. Philanthropy.
- Our good friend Elaine Gast Fawcett at Four Winds Writing Inc. wrote on convening, funder collaboratives, and risk.
- Becca Freeburn-Steinhoff and ASF member Mary Garland shared a “cowboy” approach to grantmaking that is true to their Wyoming home.
- Based on decades of experience, ASF member Jane Leighty Justis shared posts on the importance of volunteers to nonprofits and ways funders can help.
- ASF member Gail Vento wrote about streamlining her grant process and Janis Reischmann challenged us to rethink the term grantmaker.
- Jerry McCarthy shared his reflections on impact after 36 years as executive director of Virginia Environmental Endowment.
- And King McGlaughon and Andrew Schulz at Foundation Source wrote strongly about facilitating the philanthropic impulse, not constraining it and using a private foundation’s independence as a tool.
To our contributors and our readers, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at ASF!