New & Upcoming Guidance

2024 High Impact Giving Toolkit

Year-round guide to practicing high impact philanthropy

Coming soon! The 2024 High Impact Giving Toolkit shares the four principles of high impact philanthropy, illustrates the four philanthropic “play” donors can use, and highlights lessons learned from nine new high-impact exemplars. Available now: visit the 2023 High Impact Giving Toolkit.


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A Primer for Funders

Guaranteed Income

Created by Asset Funders Network, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, Economic Security Project, and Springboard to Opportunities, this primer was developed to educate funders on the ways in which guaranteed income and related cash-based policies not only strengthen low and moderate income communities and communities of color, but also build a healthy and more resilient economy for us all.

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Choosing Change

Assessing grant proposals for their potential to address structural inequality

The COVID-19 global pandemic exacerbated longstanding disparities by race, gender, and socioeconomic status. Individuals, communities, and countries that were already vulnerable were even more at risk. The Choosing Change toolkit can help individual donors and institutional grantmakers at all levels identify proposals and teams whose work addresses the structural inequalities that prevent people from surviving, let alone thriving.

The Choosing Change toolkit can help donors and funders at all levels identify proposals and teams that have potential to create significant positive impact in the world.

New Guidance

Talent for Giving: Building the Team to Help You Do Good

Donors cannot achieve their intended social impact goals without help. But how can you identify the right team and talent to help you realize your impact goals? After more than two years of applied research, Talent for Giving: Identifying the People to Help You Do Good, A guide for high net worth donors, has answers to finding the people, talent, and networks to help you do more good with your giving.

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