On philanthropy

One of the biggest challenges to growth is our pain around issues involving money. These resources can help shift your approach and mindset around traditional fundraising activities.

It’s time we fundraise in a way that doesn’t uphold white moderation and white supremacy

How to wrestle with the fact that the current development model of fundraising is a form of white-moderation designed to help white people feel good about themselves and thus maintain the status quo.

Nonprofit AF

Donors of Color

Create a joyful community, build power and make impact.

Donors of Color


Funders for Justice

A national network of funders increasing resources to grassroots organizations addressing the intersection of racial justice, gender justice, community safety, and criminalization.

Funders for Justice


The Water of Systems Change by John Kania, Mark Kramer, Peter Senge

Advance equity by shifting the conditions that hold a problem in place.


Community-Centric Fundraising

Learn how to ground your fundraising in racial justice, equity and social justice centering the communities you serve.

Community-Centric Fundraising


Fundraising for Social Change

Discover how to build, maintain and expand an individual donor program.

Kim Klein

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training

Learn about training, resources, and analysis around strengthen organizations.

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT)

Resources from GEO

From publications to toolkits, GEO’s resources lift up experiences from your peers to help you turn knowledge into action. GEO is a community of funders committed to transforming philanthropic culture and practice by connecting members to needed resources and relationships.


Publications from NCPR

Check out various publications from NCPR, which uses research to help the philanthropic community provide nonprofit organizations with essential resources and opportunities.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Tools from Change Philanthropy

These resources offered by Change Philanthropy are intended to help unify identity-focused philanthropic affinity groups into an empowered coalition.

Change Philanthropy


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