The Tactical Philanthropy Blog

From 2006 through 2012, Sean Stannard-Stockton authored the Tactical Philanthropy blog. At its peak, Tactical Philanthropy played host to a rollicking debate about effective philanthropy and chronicled what Sean termed The Second Great Wave of Philanthropy. Far from being just a platform for Sean’s writing, the Tactical Philanthropy blog published guest posts from some of the most prominent and innovative members of the philanthropic community and the 25,000 monthly readers engaged in robust discussions in the blog’s comments section. The ideas and discussions featured on the blog were frequently quoted and referenced by such media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. While Sean no longer maintains the Tactical Philanthropy blog, the six year archive still attracts thousands of unique visitors each month.

Today, Sean is the president and chief investment officer at Ensemble Capital Management, a wealth management firm located on the San Francisco Peninsula midway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. He is also the lead author of Intrinsic Investing, a publication of Ensemble Capital. You can learn more about Sean and Ensemble Capital’s services at