To empower philanthropists to leverage their resources and amplify their impact.
About the Organization:
Founded in 1996 as the Association of Small Foundations, Exponent Philanthropy was re-launched in 2014 as a membership organization that works to help foundations with little or no staff, high-net-worth individuals, and giving circles maximize the effectiveness of their giving. Members of the organization can connect with peers and advisors as well as access educational programs, online tools, and a variety of giving data.
The organization's programs include the Next Gen Fellows Program, a six-month fellowship designed to bring individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 who are currently (or soon-to-be) involved in a private foundation as a trustee or staff member up to speed on a variety of topics, including governance and legal basics, investment and grantmaking strategies, advocacy, and managing change. For senior executives at small foundations, the year-long Master Juggler Executive Institute provides a combination of leadership training, executive coaching, and peer networking. The organization also offers seminars and educational programs, webinars, and online chats, as well as an annual conference.
Visitors to the Exponent Philanthropy site can browse resources and FAQs by topic; download research reports or tools for board self-assessment; check out an events calendar; and/or listen to podcasts of Exponent Philanthropy CEO Henry Berman interviewing experts in the field.
Exponent Philanthropy is supported by individuals, foundations, and corporations.