Articles and Essays

I’ve been writing about social sector issues for almost as long as I’ve been working in the social sector. I am proud to say that my articles have been read by tens of thousands of people around the world and influenced local, state, and national grantmaking policy. Here is a selection of some of the publications I’ve worked with:



Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is  written by and for social change leaders from around the world and from  all sectors of society—nonprofits, foundations, business, government, and engaged citizens. SSIR’s mission is to advance, educate,  and inspire the field of social innovation by seeking out, cultivating,  and disseminating the best in research- and practice-based knowledge. With print and online articles, webinars, conferences, podcasts, and  more, SSIR bridges research, theory, and practice on a wide  range of topics, including human rights, impact investing, and nonprofit  business models. SSIR is published by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University.



The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) is a nonprofit organization focused on the development of data and insight to enable higher-performing funders. CEP’s mission is to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness – and, as a result, their intended impact.



For more than a decade, I wrote about policy, philanthropy, and research in the arts and culture field for the think tank Createquity, an organization I founded. All in all, I authored, co-authored, or edited nearly a thousand articles that reached tens of thousands of arts professionals worldwide and had verified influence on local, state, and national policy in the United States. Over the course of its 10-year run, Createquity had a paid editorial team of as many as twelve along with several dozen volunteer contributors and advisory board members.

Here are some of my favorite articles from my time as editor-and-chief and CEO:


GIA Reader (a Publication of Grantmakers in the ARts)

The GIA Reader is the only national publication dedicated to the field of arts philanthropy. Published multiple times per year in print and online, the Reader commissions and curates articles by arts leaders, artists, researchers, administrators, and philanthropists, serving as a guidepost for current trends in the sector.



Here are a few other articles I’ve written that you might enjoy:

You can find more of my writing on LinkedIn, Medium, Huffington Post, NewMusicBox, and other fine purveyors of content.