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Our real-world experiences and points of view are shared to encourage dialogue, challenge orthodoxies, and help philanthropy create a world that works for everyone.

Blogs & Publications

The following represent a variety of published blogs, articles, and reports featuring The Generative Group.


“Philanthropy Lessons” Videos Featuring Sylia Obagi:

Philanthropy Lessons is a video series and campaign produced by Exponent Philanthropy, funded by the Fund for Shared Insight, and released in partnership with The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Together, to help others be more effective and efficient in creating the change they want to see in the world, we are sharing words of wisdom from some of our industry’s most inspirational funders about what they have learned throughout their philanthropic careers.

Philanthropy Lessons: Risk and Mistakes

Philanthropy Lessons: The Many Forms of Evaluation

Philanthropy Lessons: Working Collaboratively

Philanthropy Lessons: How Do You Capture Hope?

Philanthropy Lessons: Getting Out of the Office

Philanthropy Lessons: The Power Dynamic

Other Videos Featuring Sylia Obagi:

Southern California Grantmakers Family Foundation Conference “Opening Remarks”

Philanthropy Hour: Sylia Obagi on Philanthropy, Leadership, and Governance