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Breaking Down the Walls between Community and Philanthropy

PhilanthropywoRx is a consulting and partnering organization engaged in efforts on a local, regional and national level to promote and implement better philanthropic practice –particularly at the convergence of community, field building, research and grantmaking. Rural is a passion and a specialty- the R is for rural.

Whether working on internal or external foundation practice, PhilanthropywoRx brings an experienced and objective sense of how foundations can best match their own needs with the needs of their communities. The work of philanthropy must be joyful while concurrently supporting and energizing communities. Equity is front and center. PhilanthropywoRx is all about creative application for results. This is no boilerplate exercise.

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L-R: Allen Smart, Rev. Cory Anderson of The Winthrop Rockefeller Fund, David Jordan of the United Methodist Health Ministries Fund and Nichole Maher of the Group Health Foundation

Breaking Down the Walls between Community and Philanthropy

PhilanthropywoRx is a consulting and partnering organization engaged in efforts on a local, regional and national level to promote and implement better philanthropic practice –particularly at the convergence of community, field building, research and grantmaking. Rural is a passion and a specialty- the R is for rural.

Whether working on internal or external foundation practice, PhilanthropywoRx brings an experienced and objective sense of how foundations can best match their own needs with the needs of their communities. The work of philanthropy must be joyful while concurrently supporting and energizing communities. Equity is front and center. PhilanthropywoRx is all about creative application for results. This is no boilerplate exercise.

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L-R: Allen Smart, Rev. Cory Anderson of The Winthrop Rockefeller Fund, David Jordan of the United Methodist Health Ministries Fund and Nichole Maher of the Group Health Foundation

Effective philanthropy works from the place up, and not the initiative down.

Effective philanthropy works from the place up, and not the initiative down.

This is particularly true in rural communities where the culture and context may dominate philanthropy’s best intentions. PhilanthropywoRx helps grantmakers of all varieties — private and public — break down silos and self‑imposed barriers that frequently lead to underutilizing their human, financial and intellectual capital.

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Strategy and Implementation

Creating and supporting innovative and active philanthropy

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Staff Coaching and Support

Helping foundation staff realize their potential

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the Field

Ongoing development of standards of practice

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Working with Communities

Representing foundation or community interests

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Senior Leadership & Boards

Helping leadership define roles, strategies and vision

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Grantmaking

Designing and implementing grantmaking programs

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Strategy and Implementation

Creating and supporting innovative and active philanthropy

128-brain

Staff Coaching and Support

Helping foundation staff realize their potential

puzzle

Building the Field

Ongoing development of standards of practice

128-cash

Working with Communities

Representing foundation or community interests

128-board

Senior Leadership & Boards

Helping leadership define roles, strategies and vision

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Grantmaking

Designing and implementing grantmaking programs

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Director’s Blog 7.0

By Allen Smart | March 1, 2019

Closing Out This Phase and Moving Forward with Urgency and Commitment As the Rural Health Analysis Project winds down its first generation of work, Director Allen Smart reflects on what to expect going forward for the project and the rural philanthropic field. It’s a gray, rainy, winter day here in rural North Carolina and I…

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