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Who We Are

As strategic philanthropy advisors, we help funders increase their impact. We are passionate about philanthropy’s potential to accelerate change and address social and environmental issues in just and lasting ways. Philanthropy plays an important role in creating the world we want, and The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI) works hard to support funders on their unique journeys to transform lives, communities, and so much more.

Who We Serve

We work with new and experienced funders who are eager to think big and make a difference. Our clients include companies, foundations, families, individuals, and funder collaboratives with ambitious philanthropic goals. Through consulting that is grounded in best practice and creative thinking, TPI helps funders of all types be innovative, proactive, and strategic in their efforts to support sustained social impact.

What We Do

We cultivate high-impact philanthropy around the world through consulting, research, program design and management, funder education, thought leadership, and field building. Our work with clients begins with their values, interests, and passions – wherever they are on their philanthropic journey to realize their vision. As thought partners and advisors, we work to create, implement, and evaluate customized philanthropic strategies to address the world’s greatest challenges.

Ideas & Insights

A Shared Definition of Strategic Philanthropy

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If I had to point to one recommendation for funders of all types, it would be Albert Einstein’s advice on curiosity. In his words, "The important thing is not to…
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Invest for Better Takes Off

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When TPI launched the Invest for Better (IFB) initiative more than three years ago, we imagined it would be a time-limited campaign to motivate and educate women to activate their investment assets…

Crises Create Opportunity: Taking Action on the World’s Biggest Challenges

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This article was originally published by Alliance Magazine on September 28, 2021, co-authored by Maggi Alexander, Senior Partner and Director of the Center for Global Philanthropy, The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI) and…
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Philanthropy and the Power to Transform

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This article was originally published by Alliance Magazine on September 28, 2021, authored by Leslie Pine, Managing Partner of The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI). Read the original article here. View the full…

Racial Equity Resources for Philanthropy

The urgency to come together to demand equity in every thread of the fabric of our society has perhaps never been stronger. We created this resource hub to share tools, articles, thought pieces, and more to help funders on this journey.

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