Philanthropy

HYPE 2020 Updates and Changes

Dear HYPE community, supporters, and grantees, Happy new year to all of you. We sincerely hope that your 2020 is getting off to a great start. We know that it has been a while since you have heard from us and we want to take this opportunity to check in and let you know what […]

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HYPE’s Grant Making: A Perspective

As Community Engagement and Grants Chair, my role with Horizons Young Professionals for Equality (HYPE) is in some ways the opposite of my day job as a grant writer–and yet, my experience as both a fundraiser and grantee greatly informs the way I lead HYPE’s grant-making process. As a grant writer, I’ve navigated convoluted and […]

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Preparation Begins Now

Stunned. Fearful. Angry. Confused. The 2016 election has left many of us feeling a miserable mix of emotions. Some of us are wondering if we’ve lost the hard-won gains of the last several years — the ability to be safe in our communities, to find and keep good jobs, to be respected as human beings […]

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Resources, Not Requirements: Grant Makers and the Culture of Philanthropy

BY MARISSA I. GUERRERO Last week, the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund released a report by Cynthia M. Gibson,“Beyond Fundraising: What Does It Mean to Build a Culture of Philanthropy?” The report provides critical guidance to nonprofits about why and how to develop a culture of philanthropy, in which fundraising is relational rather than […]

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