Why are some boards more philanthropic than others? This is the question we set out to further explore in this third year of research on New York City boards, which included a refined exploration of strategies our past research suggested relate to higher average gifts and higher giving overall. Our goal is to use this research to develop approaches nonprofits across organizational sizes and sectors can adapt to their particular circumstances. We are finding that this is, in fact, happening. Organizations are applying the research — sometimes inviting us to be a part of the conversation with their boards.