Chihuly Glass,” Jonathan Gross

Author’s Note: It is no secret that the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and structural racism are forcing a thorough reconsideration of the nature of philanthropy and its role. This fall, I taught a course at Columbia University’s nonprofit management program on strategic philanthropy. My students decided it was important to draft a message to the field about how current practices need to evolve, and quickly. The five-point memo below is the outcome of our del