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Early Childhood Philanthropy = Smart Funding + Racial and Social Justice + Women’s Rights + Children’s Rights

February 28, 2020 · Liz Simons

In philanthropy there’s no better place to begin than at the beginning.  Experienced philanthropists recognize the value of addressing problems early on, before they become intractable. Embracing upstream solutions and root causes is their credo. Many also place a premium on supporting foundational areas of work that radiate beyond a...

The Case for Self – Reflection

January 21, 2020 · Kathy Kwan, Paul Brest, and Erinn Andrews

Here at Stanford PACS, we often refer to philanthropy as a journey—a journey with both anticipated and unexpected experiences and great opportunities for learning. Over time, you will almost surely explore new focus areas and find new opportunities within existing ones. More fundamentally, you will develop new skills, more confidence,...