If serious charitable giving were as simple as opening one's wallet or checkbook, philanthropies and experts that facilitate giving wouldn't be necessary. Except, they are...necessary, that is. For those who want to give on a large scale or manage their own nonprofit's output and relationships, experts are necessary to make things happen smoothly. At the Boston Foundation, we have experts galore - strategy leaders, from education reform to housing development. But two in particular, Amanda Holm and Leigh Handschuh, operate Boston Foundation initiative the Giving Common, a detailed, online resource that connects users to in-depth information about nonprofit organizations working to enhance communities across Massachusetts.
One of our nonprofit partners, via the Giving Common, is Kirstan Barnett, founder of SheGives, a philanthropic foundation made up of dynamic, inquisitive and committed donors. SheGives does the analysis to connect donors to a slate of Boston’s most high impact entrepreneurial nonprofits.
And in today's entry, Holm, the Boston Foundation's Manager of Nonprofit Effectiveness, conducts a Q&A with Barnett.