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The Philanthropic Initiative
Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc. (TPI) is a nonprofit with a mission to help donors dream big and act wisely. Our efforts to advance and expand the broader field of philanthropy have been central to fulfilling our mission and to defining who we are. Through our consulting work with corporations, foundations and families, we move rhetoric into reality and put innovation into action.

We strive to be an ally and thought partner to those imaginative, entrepreneurial and pragmatically optimist donors willing to embrace creative thinking and move beyond traditional grantmaking in their efforts to find or invent levers for change.

For over 20 years, The Philanthropic Initiative’s donor advising and field-advancing efforts have been intrinsically tied to and strengthened by one another. We continuously fold everything we learn back into the mix.  Deep Social Impact (the blog) allows us to do this on a larger scale as your lessons-learned and experiments-in-progress can be intertwined with ours. The desired outcome: Shared learning around practical advice – with a healthy diet of inspiration.