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