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Foundations

 

New and innovative ideas for leaders of foundations

 

Foundations

Helping Social Change Leaders Thrive

Lessons from the movement to end violence against girls and women.

By Pamela Shifman | Oct. 21, 2014
 

Foundations

Four Ways to Spread Ideas

Insights from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on what makes influence effective.

 
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Foundations

Only the Humble Improve

C&A Foundation’s candid reporting paves the way for better development.

By Caroline Fiennes | 2 | Oct. 14, 2014
 

Foundations

Leverage: Just Another Fancy Word?

If foundations are serious about leveraging resources for the greatest good, they need to hone every dimension of their own management.

By Michael Feigelson | Oct. 10, 2014
 
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Energy

Divesting from Fossil Fuels, Investing in the Future

A new philanthropic approach to supporting new energy solutions is gaining momentum.

By Jenna Nicholas | 5 | Oct. 8, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

A New Donor Code of Conduct

Donors are in an ideal position to stem the flow of poorly thought-out or inadequately planned technology-for-development projects.

By Ken Banks | 107 | Sep. 25, 2014
 

Foundations

The Power of Diverse Leadership

One of the most powerful strategies funders can pursue is to invest in the leadership of those most affected by problems in their communities.

By Surina Khan | 7 | Sep. 24, 2014
 
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Education

Investing in “Teacher Town, USA”

A group of local donors has set out to transform the teaching profession in Memphis, Tennessee.

By Betsy Doyle & Mike Perigo | Sep. 18, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Is Something Better than Nothing?

Mission-driven organizations would do well to remember that they become the company they keep, and to take care in choosing the right collaborators.

 
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Foundations

Investing in Leadership to Accelerate Philanthropic Impact

Why some foundations are making leadership development a core part of their grantmaking strategy.

By Ira Hirschfield | 14 | Sep. 11, 2014