Across the country, tens of thousands of foundations, giving circle members, donor advised fund holders, and individual donors are intentionally keeping their operations lean and their ears to the ground. In doing so, they're able to nimbly maneuver their dollars, skills, and leadership to do the most good.
This style of philanthropy -- philanthropy practiced with few or no staff -- is powerful, popular, and on the rise. In fact, it makes up the largest segment of all philanthropies. In the following pages, thought leaders share their commentary on the trends shaping this type of giving and its outsized impact on the world.