Mobilizing More Givers and New Forms
of Philanthropic Capital
Philanthropic giving remains an important source of funding for delivering public goods and, as demonstrated by the upswings in donations following the presidential election, a significant pathway for civic engagement. Many experts believe that the combination of increased wealth and an aging population will lead to higher levels of charitable giving. But with improved policies, more-efficient channels of giving, and better-tailored incentives reflecting the donors’ motivations and preferences, we can further encourage charitable giving and deploy different forms of capital for philanthropic purposes.
The Urban Institute hosted a series of stimulating conversations discussing the trends, practices, and innovations reshaping the way we give.
- Shena Ashley, director, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute
- Ann Wheatley Canela, vice president, Global Impact
- Ebonie Johnson Cooper, founder, Young, Black and Giving Back Institute
- Solomon Greene, senior fellow, Urban Institute
- Hali Lee, founder and executive director, Asian Women Giving Circle
- Dale Nirvani Pfeifer, founder and CEO, Goodworld
- Melinda Rolfs, senior director, data and analytics, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
- Stefanie A. Thomas, senior associate for investments, Impact America Fund
- Gustavo Velasquez, director, Washington-Area Research Initiative, Urban Institute
- Sarah Rosen Wartell, president, Urban Institute