Magic Cabinet Appoints Karen Toering as Director of Advocacy
Shifting from her role as Seattle Program Director, Toering will work closely with the Magic Cabinet leadership team, setting the intention to use its positional power and resources to strengthen advocacy within the sector and with non-profit partners and philanthropic partner networks.
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.
Why Are We Called Magic Cabinet?
Read about the story behind Magic Cabinet’s name and how we carry that legacy through our work.
Let’s Stop the Destructive Practice of Focusing on the Needs of Donors Instead of Grantees
Read Magic Cabinet’s Letter to the Editor on The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlighting the need for philanthropy to fix its relationship with nonprofits.
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. […]