Deep Social Impact
The Philanthropic Initiative Inc.’s strategic philanthropy blog
Helping creative and ambitious
families, foundations and corporations
dream big and act wisely

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I am pleased to announce that TPI is about to embark on a search for a new Managing Partner.

In January, we were thrilled to announce our merger with the Boston Foundation, a partnership that presented many opportunities for TPI and for myself.  Prior to the merger, I was interested in moving out of management to spend more time pursuing a principle that TPI often encourages clients to practice – passion.  I get the most joy from working with our clients and developing strategic initiatives – both of which I have had less time to participate in while occupying the corner office. 

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A Great Time to Merge

TPI announced some very exciting news yesterday.  In case you missed it, we’re merging with the Boston Foundation. We think that together we will be able to help both TPI clients and TBF clients do great things with their philanthropy and in the process, potentially prove a new model for the field at large.  We look forward to building on both organizations’ strong histories of innovation and ambition.

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Welcome to TPI’s Deep Social Impact Blog

The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc. (TPI) is a nonprofit with a mission to help donors dream big and act wisely. Our efforts to advance and expand the broader field of philanthropy have been central to fulfilling our mission and to defining who we are. Through our consulting work with corporations, foundations and families, we move rhetoric into reality and put innovation into action.

We strive to be an ally and thought partner to those imaginative, entrepreneurial and pragmatically optimist donors willing to embrace creative thinking and move beyond traditional grantmaking in their efforts to find or invent levers for change.

For over 20 years, The Philanthropic Initiative’s donor advising and field-advancing efforts have been intrinsically tied to and strengthened by one another. We continuously fold everything we learn back into the mix.  Deep Social Impact (the blog) allows us to do this on a larger scale as your lessons-learned and experiments-in-progress can be intertwined with ours. The desired outcome: Shared learning around practical advice – with a healthy diet of inspiration.

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