Deep Social Impact Blog


Adventures in Giving

Jun 22, 2015
How do you learn how to be an effective donor? What if you could just take a pill, or a quiz, and learn all that you needed to know to make sure your gifts were deployed wisely, strategically and...Read more ›

Turning 25

May 22, 2015
On Monday, May 11 th we raised a glass in honor of TPI’s 25 th birthday. Many, many thanks to all the friends who joined us for the day and to the many more who sent their regards from afar. It was a...Read more ›

A Partnership with Asia

Jan 21, 2015
A Partnership in Asia Hong Kong is an exciting launching pad for TPI’s recent philanthropic advising partnership. It is a global city, blending a wonderful mix of western and eastern values; an...Read more ›

Reflections on the Ebola Panel

Dec 17, 2014
Guest blog by Eliza Petrow, NEID Member On December 5, 2014, The New England International Donors (NEID) a donor learning forum supported by TPI, and John Snow Inc. (JSI) co-hosted a panel titled “...Read more ›

TPI Leadership Change

Dec 03, 2014
From Ellen Remmer, TPI's Interim Managing Partner: For more than 25 years, The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI) has actively promoted and advanced the field of strategic philanthropy. As we enter the...Read more ›

Amidst the Jugglers

Nov 06, 2014
We just spent a few energizing days with over 1000 “master jugglers.”[1] These are individuals who are turning big audacious ideas for social good into real work on the ground through nimble,...Read more ›
Mobile banking

Bringing Financial Services to the Developing World via Mobile Technology

Jul 31, 2014
The digital revolution has created an exciting opportunity for philanthropists interested in expanding financial services for the poor and addressing issues like hunger. Today more than 2.5 billion people, about half of all adults in the world, do not have access to a bank account. While this number may not seem as important as the 870 million people suffering from chronic undernourishment, financial services are a key aspect of development and can help millions of individuals provide food for their families.Read more ›