Finding Communities: How do we select communities and organizations to fund?
Selecting communities and organizations to fund is a critical process for Magic Cabinet, a philanthropic organization focused on long-term capacity-building grants for nonprofits in underresourced communities.
A Look Inside Magic Cabinet’s Approach to Participatory Grantmaking
In this blog series, we’ll dive into each of the engagement phases described above our continuous learnings, and how Magic Cabinet works tirelessly to ensure and improve our process so that communities are the loudest voice in shaping their own future.
Magic Cabinet Engagement Series
Join us for one of our quarterly events to learn more about our process, connect with our engagement staff, and engage in conversations about what we’re learning along the way!
Engagement Summary – Solano County
This report summarizes Magic Cabinet’s research and engagement in funding Solano County nonprofit organizations. In addition, we highlight opportunities, challenges, and recommendations for future philanthropic initiatives in Solano county as well as a framework for engagement for alike regions.
The Nonprofit Iceberg
When you see an iceberg, the portion visible above water is only a tiny part of a larger whole. You can think of nonprofits in the same way.
Our Guiding Principles
Magic Cabinet was founded as a learning organization. We did not want to make something for nonprofits – we wanted to build it with them. Together and over ten years, we experimented, with the aim to develop a new type of philanthropic partnership.
The Magic Cabinet Manifesto
What if we opened our minds to a new type of philanthropy? One that opens doors for nonprofits to better resources and bigger networks, instead of donors just opening their wallets. One that opens the space for nonprofits to collaborate together and share their experiences, as opposed to working alone and straining their limited resources. […]