Today’s interview is with Peter Karoff. Peter is chairman and founder of The Philanthropic Initiative. TPI is a nonprofit advisory team that designs, carries out, and evaluates philanthropic programs for individual donors, families, foundations, and corporations. Peter frequently speaks and writes on philanthropic and social issues, and is the author of the book The World We Want: New Dimensions in Philanthropy and Social Change.
In the interview, we talk about donors using emotion vs. logic in their decisions making, Lucy Bernholz and my joint use of the word “co-creation” and its relevance to philanthropy, and the rise of market based philanthropic solutions. Peter ends the interview by reading one of his poems.