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 us work toward a more just world. This framework, which focuses on equity, effectiveness, systems change, and transparency — fully aligns with the ideas of Mutual Accountability that I have been sharing in this series. But to what extent do nonprofits live by and communicate these principles?

To test this I turned to the recently published online annual report and website of LIFT, one of America’s most compelling anti-poverty warriors. All four principles shone out clearly, in a way that I think provides an inspiring benchmark that donors may use in their due diligence on any organization. Continue reading…