Stanford PACS - Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Through interviews with nonprofit leaders and high-capacity donors, the authors explore how donors’ motivations and philanthropic practices affect both their grantmaking and the ways that they build and maintain relationships with nonprofit organizations. With consideration for the inequities in the philanthropic space, and using principles from the behavioral sciences, the authors suggest ways to improve the donor-nonprofit relationship and unlock funding for high-quality, underfunded community-based organizations.