Topics of interest to me for Chicago: What is the proper relationship between strategic philanthropy and public policy? How can, or should, funders move America’s policy agenda? How can grassroots nonprofits raise and deploy more impactful gifts through “wisdom and community centered philanthropy”? How can small nonprofits (without a budget) engage the qualified advisors in that work on their behalf? Also, for those many citizens who are just about broke, what can we bring to effort? Such as passion, poetry, and prophecy, as well as our time? And how can we, whatever our fiances, best contribute to a more open and vibrant civil society, online and off?
An "Open Space for Giving" - How would you frame the issues?