Amplifying Community Voices with The Seventh Wave

A group of people is seated in a circle in front of a background collage of waves with the logos of Magic Cabinet and The Seventh Wave represented.

At Magic Cabinet, we’re driven by our vision for community-led, community-driven impact. That’s why we’re partnering with The Seventh Wave, an arts and literary nonprofit illustrating the power of community storytelling.

5 Minutes with…Ledys Sanjuan Mejía

Activist Ledys Sanjuan Mejía of Fenomenal Funds shares the fund’s learnings over two years using a participatory approach to shift power and build a more responsive funding ecosystem.

New Nonprofit Journalism Partnership Lifts Up Participatory Problem-Solving

Magic Cabinet is pleased to announce its exciting partnership with independent media startup Proximate. Together, they’re set to deliver impactful solutions journalism, focusing on participatory grantmaking and social sector innovations, in a bid to strengthen communities and trust in institutions.

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.

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. Deep below the waterline of every nonprofit lies an enormous, invisible infrastructure keeping its organization afloat.