Reflections on Two Decades of the Poetry and Practice of Philanthropy
In this speech, TPI Founder Peter Karoff discusses lessons learned in more than two decades in the field of strategic philanthropy and provides insight and advice for advisors moving forward. This speech was delivered as the keynote address at the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy's 2011 Conference on Philanthropy.
What Do Donors Want?
This article, co-authored by Cynthia Gibson, Senior Vice President at TPI and William M. Dietel, Senior Partner at Dietel Partners, originally appeared in The Nonprofit Quarterly's Fall 2010 issue. Gibson and Dietel look at donors and data, and discuss the value of donors having more information from nonprofits as well as the importance of holding on to the "human side" of philanthropy.
The Power of Family Philanthropy
Published by GenSpring Family Offices
This article was excerpted from A Family’s Guide to Wealth: Insights from Thought Leaders and Pioneers.
From Euphemism to Hard Copy
TPI Founder Peter Karoff's speech "From Euphemism to Hard Copy" taken from his presentation to the State of the Sector Conference
Nonprofit Support Center on Thursday, December 10th, 2009 in Santa Barbara, CA.
Why Community Foundations Need an Annual Fund Program
Published by The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc. and Santa Barbara Foundation
The following article written by Chuck Slosser, a Senior Fellow at TPI and the former President and CEO of the Santa Barbara Foundation, is designed to stimulate long-range thinking about how community foundations reach out to high net worth individuals in a more comprehensive, methodical manner. In this time of economic crisis and the attendant cutbacks in gifts, funding and administrative overhead, it’s often difficult to think about launching a new development effort. Yet, the planting of seeds for future harvest is always a beneficial idea.
How Moral Imagination Can Save the Day
TPI Founder Peter Karoff's speech "How Moral Imagination Can Save the Day" taken from his presentation at the Partnership for Excellence Conference on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 in Santa Barbara.
Catechism for a Great Foundation
On February 14, 2008, Peter Karoff gave a presentation for staff of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation entitled "Catechism for a Great Foundation," drawing on themes from his book, The World We Want: New Dimensions in Philanthropy and Social Change. In the presentation, Peter discussed the increasing intersection between the social and private sectors as a promising philanthropic model. He also addressed some of the challenges facing a great foundation, as well as its remarkable potential to transform philanthropy and effect societal change.