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Foundations

 

New and innovative ideas for leaders of foundations

 

Adventures in Adaptation

One funder’s willingness to shift course strategically has been crucial to sustaining a decade-long education initiative.

 

Uncertain Legacy

Can the history of a century-old foundation amount to more than the sum of its grants?

Reviewed By Peter Frumkin | Spring 2015
 

Known Quantity

To be effective, the work of philanthropy should be not just innovative but also cumulative.

 
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Connecting to Change the World: Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact

Connecting to Change the World explores common network design issues in-depth and provides advice on how to handle them.

 
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A Good Ending

Leaders at the Atlantic Philanthropies are modeling best practices for winding down a large, high-profile foundation. Includes magazine extras.

 
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Equal Effort

Behind the recent advance of gay marriage rights lies a decade of careful planning and diligent collaboration. Includes magazine extras.

 

The Artful Juggler

Foundation CEOs play a complex, ever-more-demanding role—a role that may not lend itself to on-the-job training.

 

Philanthropy in a Time of Polarization

The polarization of US politics is imposing new limits on how foundations can influence the policy process.

 

Strategic Philanthropy for a Complex World

Foundations need to adopt a more emergent approach to strategic philanthropy.

 

A Global Family Affair

Philanthropic efforts funded by private family wealth—long common in the United States—are on the rise worldwide.