We know the inauguration and the dizzying eddies of chaos around it are top of mind. But the truth is, the two of us still don’t have much wisdom to add about what’s to come for our sector’s causes and budgets. We feel like we’re playing a game of chess in which all the old rules are being tossed out, the clock has started ticking, and we have to make our move without a clue about the new rules.
So for now we’re sticking to our knitting. And that gives us an opportunity to shine a warm spotlight on a very cool meeting we recently got to peek in on: the twice-yearly confab of Playworks, an organization that promotes safe and healthy play, and its largest “growth capital investors.”
Meetings aren’t usually the stuff of spotlighting. But this meeting demonstrated not just what’s possible when a high-performance nonprofit interacts in a high-performance way with high-performance funders. It gave us a glimpse of what it might look like if there were a whole ecosystem of high-performance funders engaging with each other for the benefit of grantees and the families they serve.