Webinar launches 2024 High Impact Giving Toolkit

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) hosted a panel discussion on the practice of intentionally using private, philanthropic resources to serve the public good. The January 25 webinar launched the release of CHIP’s 2024 High Impact Giving Toolkit.

Said panelist Kat Rosqueta, CHIP founding executive director, “High impact philanthropy is the practice of using whatever private philanthropic resources you control to serve the public good intentionally focusing on how you’re going to make the world a better place.”

Moderated by Carra Cote-Ackah, CHIP senior fellow and Goldman Sachs head of philanthropy engagement and legacy planning, the discussion included perspectives from alumni of High Impact Philanthropy Academy: Rob Kaufold of Arlington Family Offices, Sharlene Kemler of the Loveland Foundation, and Danisha Patel of the Long Arc Foundation. Elaine Martyn, senior vice president of the private donor group at Fidelity Charitable, introduced the webinar.

CHIP’s four philanthropic plays framework figured prominently in the conversation. Rob indicated that he finds the framework useful for discussing timelines and risk with the funders he works with in a multi-family office. Danisha said she likes to fund organizations that use at least two of the four strategies: direct services, capacity/system building, advocacy, and research/innovation.

While The Loveland Foundation’s work began as direct services in funding therapy for Black women and girls, Sharlene spoke about how and why they developed their capacity-building efforts to support BIPOC therapists professionally, personally, and financially. “Our whole goal is creating systems with ease for folks that need access to resources. We get constant feedback from our participants, therapists, and donors to see where to put our money to increase access. Therapy shouldn’t be a luxury item.”

Watch the video here: https://www.impact.upenn.edu/2024-high-impact-giving-toolkit-launch/