Road-Testing the Impact-Driven Philanthropy Principles

In his latest Giving Compass blog post, our chief executive David Bonbright explores how the work of LIFT ties into the Giving Compass philanthropy tenets and how the core four principles of impact philanthropy are useful towards meaningful change. Road-Testing The Impact-Driven Philanthropy Principles In May, Giving Compass shared how its impact philanthropy tenets can help[…]

Philanthropy Means Traversing Our Moral Imaginations

In his May Giving Compass blog post, our chief executive David Bonbright discusses the leaning into relationships and learning from them. Philanthropy Means Traversing Our Moral Imaginations In this series, I have made a case for a seismic shift in philanthropy away from attempting to fund pre-defined “outcomes” by controlling grantees. Rather, we want to[…]

The Climate Strike: Learning from Youth-led Global Feedback

In his September Giving Compass blog post, our chief executive David Bonbright shares his inspiration from this historic moment of youth-lead global feedback. The Climate Strike: Learning From Youth-Led Global Feedback Prompted by my children and younger colleagues, I joined the hundreds of thousands massed along the Thames River on Friday, Sept. 20 to demonstrate[…]

Philanthropy Can’t Move Faster Than the Speed of Trust

Keystone Chief Executive David Bonbright’s monthly blog with advice for philanthropists, Mutual Accountability, is published by Giving Compass, a leading US philanthropy support platform. Here’s a re-post of his June 2019 contribution. Philanthropy Can’t Move Faster Than the Speed of Trust In 2009, my organisation, Keystone Accountability, had been invited, alongside commercial marketing experts, to[…]

Does business listen better than the social sector?

Beyond the rhetoric: Provocations on power, voice and listening Blagrave Trust and Lankelly Chase joined forces to curate a set of blogs discussing power, privilege and voice in our sector. Here’s the contribution to that series from our chief executive, David Bonbright. Does business listen better than the social sector?  David Bonbright, Co-founder and Chief[…]

Leading From Behind In Philanthropy

Keystone Chief Executive David Bonbright’s monthly blog with advice for philanthropists, Mutual Accountability, is published by Giving Compass, a leading US philanthropy support platform. Here’s a re-post of his May 2019 contribution. Leading From Behind In Philanthropy Nelson Mandel writes in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, that a good leader “… stays behind the flock,[…]