11 Years Fast: Audrey Recounts her Journey at TGP and Lessons Learned Along the Way

In 2011, when I was invited by Philanthropy Northwest (PNW) to design the next version of The Giving Practice (TGP), I couldn’t imagine why they’d want me. Honestly, I was a little cynical about the field of philanthropy. At the time, I noticed how some of my philanthropy peers would avoid spaces where they might get solicited by non-profits; I was concerned by how burdensome foundations made it for potential grantees to apply for funding; I was frustrated that we as a field weren’t thinking enough about systems change and instead funded the symptoms of systemic inequities. 

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