About us

The Integrated Philanthropy Initiative began in 2016 as a partnership of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders who are committed to strengthening the effectiveness of philanthropy through people-centered program design. The Initiative is privately funded and does not solicit donations/payments, nor does it advise donors on their giving decisions, instead it strengthens nonprofit effectiveness through a six-point process to help them become more people-centered.

In 2018, we are working on a co-creation process to build the tools and methods needed to assess, develop and support programs that demonstrate people-centered design as described in the Integrated Philanthropy booklet.

Giving well is not easy to do. Generosity is wonderful but can have unintended consequences, fostering dependencies, undermining dignity or crushing initiative in those we aim to help. Sustainable positive impact requires a more thoughtful, people-centered approach.

We partner with leaders who share our commitment to improving effectiveness in nonprofit/charitable work, and who wish to collaboratively strengthen and promote people-centered programs.  Please contact us to learn more.