We created Inside Philanthropy with a simple goal: To pull back the curtain on one of the most powerful and dynamic forces shaping society. Every day, our team of editors and reporters is digging into how foundations and major donors are giving away their money, and why.

We believe the resources of philanthropy should be accessible to all, not just to those with the right connections, and we seek to explain the world of giving in ways that anyone can understand. If you're looking for funds to support your work, we can help. 

We are also committed to bringing more transparency and accountability to philanthropy at a time that it's having a growing impact on America and the world. While today's rising tide of generosity is a good thing, and we write often about smart and creative funders, we raise tough questions about the role of private money in public life. 

We always write about funders in a respectful and thoughtful way. We expect our community to also be respectful.

If all that sounds useful, become a subscriber. Digging into the world of foundations and donors is expensive. The more subscribers we have, the deeper we can dig. Inside Philanthropy has never taken money from the funders we cover and never will. 

OUR TEAM

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DAVID CALLAHANFounder and Editor. David sets the editorial and research agenda of IP, and writes extensively for the site. He is author of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age. More about David

 

ADE D. ADENIJIStaff Writer. Ade covers major individual donors. Since graduating from Pomona College, he’s worked as a consultant for non-profits and labor unions, and written freelance. 

 

KRISTIN CASTLE, Director of Marketing & Sales. Kristin works to build IP's audience, subscriber base, and jobs board. She previously led her own events company. A former dancer, she holds a BFA and a degree in business.  

 
 

SUE-LYNN MOSESGlobal Editor. Sue-Lynn covers grantmaking for global health and development, and other issues. She has extensive experience as a freelance writer and an MBA.

 

ALYSSA OCHSLocal Editor. Alyssa researches and writes about local philanthropy, analyzing about what funders are doing in major U.S. cities. Previously, she worked as a legal researcher and freelance writer. 

 

CHRIS PACKHAMManaging Editor. Chris manages all content on the site, copyediting and fact checking blog posts and profiles. He's a writer and editor with 18 years of staff and freelance experience. 

 

PAUL PERRY, Senior Writer. Paul covers education. He's worked as a teacher, school leader, and district administrator in six major urban school districts across the country. He holds a Doctorate in Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) from Harvard University. 

 
 

PHILIP ROJCStaff Writer. Philip covers the economy and social issues for IP. He is also a contributing editor at Planetizen and freelances as a writer and communications consultant. He graduated from the University of Chicago.

 
 

PAUL M.J. SUCHECKI, Senior Staff Writer. Paul writes mainly about fundraising strategies. An Emmy winning multi-media journalist, he's written for numerous publications. He is a graduate of Harvard College and earned his Master of Professional Writing at USC.

 

TATE WILLIAMSScience and Environment Editor.Tate leads IP's coverage of science and the environment, tracking and analyzing both established and emerging funders. Tate has spent years in both journalism and the nonprofit sector.