From scarcity to abundance

Over the years, PEAK Grantmaking has identified significant gaps in grantmaking practices that force nonprofits to operate with a scarcity mindset, unable to think beyond the task at hand as staff are under-supported. Join us as we break down the obstacles we aim to overcome to shift philanthropic institutions toward abundance. Using Principles for Peak Grantmaking as a guide, we discuss how funders must adapt approaches to live their values in operational practices, both within and beyond their organizations, to help nonprofits shift towards abundance and equip them for lasting community transformation.

Recording date: November 14th, 2023

Use the following bookmarks to jump to sections of the training:


Conversation with Satonya

Funding practices and influences in philanthropy

  • 00:03:11 Shifting practices in funding and influence
  • 00:06:01 Funders operating in scarcity

Leadership and organizational dynamics in nonprofits and foundations

  • 00:05:23 Leadership and authenticity
  • 00:08:01 Discussion on abundance in nonprofits and foundations
  • 00:10:06 Empowering nonprofits to shine in their own light
  • 00:12:36 Grant readiness and transparency
  • 00:18:18 Consistency in operations and communications

Financial transparency

  • 00:19:39 Financial transparency
  • 00:21:02 Transparency made easier with Candid profiles
  • 00:51:22 Diverse financial strategies for nonprofits

Community engagement and impact

  • 00:28:16 Engaging with the community
  • 01:08:05 Transformational practices
  • 01:16:48 The role of personal connections in philanthropy
  • 01:22:50 Transformation of foundations
  • 01:24:01 Nonprofits as equal partners in societal change


About the author(s)

PEAK Grantmaking