Philanthropy is stuck. As societal issues constantly evolve, philanthropic systems have been slow to match, leaving our communities’ needs sorely unmet. But what would happen if philanthropy became a progressive industry, rather than a sluggish and reactionary one?
In Future Philanthropy, Ryan Ginard calls on his years of experience as a civic connector and fundraiser to anticipate incoming philanthropic trends and lay the groundwork for their adoption. You’ll learn how to develop the right team, capitalize on current trends, create change in reimagined institutions, and disrupt our outdated philanthropic systems.
Ginard also puts the spotlight on fourteen leaders across various industries who are already finding success implementing the tools outlined in this book, offering up inspiration for your own strategic planning. No matter which side of the giving tree you’re on, Future Philanthropy has something for leaders at all levels in government, higher education, nonprofits and NGOs, grassroots activism, philanthropy organizations, and more.
EPIP DC invites philanthropic and nonprofit professionals for an intimate conversation with Ryan Ginard and Laura Tomasko on October 28, 2021 at 6:00-7:00 pm to discuss the future of philanthropy.
The first 10 registrants will receive a free copy of Future Philanthropy: The Tech, Trends & Talent Defining New Civic Leadership!
Laura is a policy program manager for the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute. She oversees work on charitable giving and impact investing and ensures Urban’s research is widely used by practitioners, advocates, and policymakers. Before joining Urban, Laura was an associate program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she managed a portfolio of grants focused on building policy and data capacity for the philanthropic sector. During the Obama administration, she served as a senior policy advisor for social innovation on the White House Domestic Policy Council and deputy associate director for public engagement on the Council on Environmental Quality. Laura previously held positions at national philanthropy associations—the Council on Foundations, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations—as well as community based organizations Central New York Community Foundation and the Children’s Aid Society.
Ryan Ginard is a civic connector and fundraiser with over 15 years of experience in government, higher education, nonprofits, and organized philanthropy, leveraging over $2.5bn in infrastructure funding and directly raising over $15m for charities. He currently lives in the growing tech hub of Austin, Texas where he works at the University of Texas at Austin to identify individual donors with an interest in making major gifts to Texas Computer Science in machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics.
Ryan’s career in organized philanthropy has seen him lead dedicated efforts in civic engagement, public policy, operations and fundraising at a $1bn endowed Community Foundation, a Regional Association of Grantmakers, and most recently as Chief of Staff for a $185M philanthropic program across early education and charitable giving, impacting over 9 million students and 22,000 schools across 20 countries including the top 10 school districts in the U.S.
Ryan moved to the United States from Brisbane, Australia, where he spent five years as a policy and media adviser in the federal government on the portfolios of financial services, industry and innovation.
An active writer and thinker about future directions in philanthropy, Ryan has had his work highlighted in numerous national publications and has been a speaker at internationally renowned conferences such as South By South West (SXSW), the Public Relations Society of America’s International Conference (PRSA ICON) and Social Media Week, on themes focused on civic technology and immersive storytelling.
His new book, Future Philanthropy – The Tech, Trends and Talent Fueling Next Gen Impact will be out in the Fall of 2021 through Wise Ink Publishing.