The Imprint

New York Owes Nonprofits More Than A Parade

by Neill Coleman & Norah McVeigh

"While we are proud to be able to use some of our resources to help these organizations keep the doors open and provide essential services, it should not be philanthropy’s role to pay city government’s bills." 

Next City

Rescuing the American Rescue Plan

By Beatriz De La Torre, Neill Coleman and Susan Thomas

"By deploying relatively small amounts of money, philanthropy can ensure... unprecedented federal resources make a huge difference in the lives of struggling Americans."

City & State

2021 Pride Power 100 List


Episcopal Relief and Development

A Year of COVID-19: Response, Recovery and Resilience

By Neill Coleman

"And it can sometimes feel that by supporting immediate relief—an imperative, not a choice—we are delaying and deferring long-term goals. Can we advance a goal of more girls in school when schools are closed? Or racially-equitable health outcomes when health systems are collapsing? But this is a false choice. Instead, we must respond to immediate needs in ways that also build justice for the future."


Crain's New York Business

Notable in Nonprofits and Philanthropy list


Gotham Gazette

Ending the Hierarchy of Homelessness

By Neill Coleman

"The need for a safe and secure place to spend the night and base our lives is universal. There should be no hierarchy in helping the homeless."


Inside Philanthropy

Hallowed Land: The World's Richest Episcopal Church Gets Serious About Giving

By Ade Adeniji

"With such wealth at its disposal, Trinity Church Wall Street is also emerging as a significant philanthropic player, making grants totaling $33.6 million across 191 grants in 28 countries in 2020."


Trinity Church Wall Street

Tripling Down on NYC

By Neill Coleman

"As one of the oldest institutions in NYC, Trinity has played a role in responding to many challenging moments in the City’s history, from wars to fires, epidemics to 9/11. So once again, we are committed to supporting our city, this time through the COVID crisis and recovery. Indeed, Trinity has nearly tripled its NYC grantmaking in 2020."


Philanthropy New York

Ending Whack-a-Mole Philanthropy

By Neill Coleman

"Too often in philanthropy we achieve progress or a reform, but don’t think to look around the corner. We thereby create - or exacerbate - another problem.  It’s whack-a-mole philanthropy.  Dismantling a structure or system without creating a healthier one just shifts the problem rather than fundamentally solving it."


Change Agent

The Power of VR Storytelling

By Neill Coleman


Stanford Social Innovation Review

Greater Influence, More Impact: Five steps to building and leveraging the engine that fuels national conversation: influence.

By Judith Rodin & Neill Coleman


Washington Monthly

Building Resilient Cities: How resilience can help communities better prepare for – and even thrive – in the aftermath of a natural disaster

By Neill Coleman


Change Agent

Tell the World: Books as a Communications Tool

By Neill Coleman


School of Visual Arts

Global Guest Lecture Series

Neill Coleman: Leveraging Influence: How Communications Can Magnify Your Impact

September 2017


Frank Conference

Neill Coleman: Resilience Rising

March 2016