Writing

Selected articles and blog pieces:

“Criminalizing homelessness is a move backward for Los Angeles.” Medium. November 18, 2020.

“Is it Time for Foundations to Do More Mission Investing? Most Program Staff Think So.” Inside Philanthropy. September 16, 2020.

“Program Staff Support Participatory Practices, but Foundations Still Only Go So Far.” Inside Philanthropy. September 15, 2020.

“Staff Say Foundations Are Taking Action on Race, But Question Leadership’s Commitment.”  Inside Philanthropy. September 11, 2020.

“In Turbulent Times, Here’s How Foundation Program Staff See Key Issues in Philanthropy.” Inside Philanthropy. September 10, 2020.

“Philanthropy Won’t Make Headway on Racial Justice Without Tackling Housing Justice.” (with Amanda Andere) Chronicle of Philanthropy. August 18, 2020.

“We Need to Talk About How We Talk About Systems Change…” (with Nat Kendall-Taylor) The Communications Network. September 9, 2020

“In California, These Donors Are Playing the Long Game to Build Power and Advance Change.” Inside Philanthropy. July 18, 2020. (also on Medium)

“Moving the Rooms of Power: Participatory Philanthropy is Gaining More Traction.” Inside Philanthropy. June 24, 2020. (also on Medium)

“We’re experiencing ‘emergency inflation’ on some issues – if everything is a crisis, then nothing is.” (with Nat Kendall-Taylor) CalMatters. June 15, 2020.

“Where is the Impact Investing in the Time of COVID-19?” Inside Philanthropy. June 4, 2020. (also on Medium)

“What can I do in the face of systemic racism and white supremacy?Medium. May 30, 2020.

“Behind a Collaborative Funding Push to Build Movements and Organizing Power.” Inside Philanthropy. May 20, 2020. (also on Medium)

“Philanthropy and the long game: from stepping up to stretching out.” Medium. April 13, 2020.

“What can a consultant do to advance equity, diversity and inclusion?Medium. December 7, 2019. 

“When hate and scapegoating get normalized.” Medium. October 23, 2019. 

“Through grief to love and belonging.” Medium. September 3, 2019. 

“Dismantling the systems of greed and fear and racism that got us in this mess.Medium. August 12, 2019. 

“Coming to terms with white male privilege.” Medium. July 7, 2019. 

“Keys to a career in the nonprofit sector.Medium. June 18, 2019. 

“Why we aren’t ending homelessness in Los Angeles.” Medium. June 5, 2019. 

“Combating Homelessness.” Washington Monthly, March 17, 2016,  

“Making a Fundamental Connection: Housing is Healthcare.” (with David Wertheimer). Funders Together to End Homelessness, November 19, 2014.  

“Integrating healthcare and housing for homeless people.” Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, November 6, 2012. 

“Lessons Learned in Ending Chronic Homelessness.” Funders Together to End Homelessness, January 9, 2012.  

Some longer things:

Urban Disinvestment Revisited: Subprime Mortgage Lending and Slum Housing in the City of Los Angeles, Ph.D. Dissertation, UCLA Department of Urban Planning, 2004.