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Foundations

 

New and innovative ideas for leaders of foundations

 

Impact Investing

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Hand in Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court’s reasoning and decision in Hobby Lobby should make the foundation reflect on the relative wisdom of its initiative to blend the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

By Maribel Morey | 6 | Aug. 21, 2014
 

Foundations

Making a Graceful Exit

Recommendations for foundations seeking to exit a program area or close down responsibly.

By David La Piana | 1 | Aug. 20, 2014
 

Foundations

Using Evaluation as a Strategic Intervention

A new Packard Foundation report illustrates how funders can use evaluation as a powerful strategic intervention for large-scale policy and systems change.

By Eugene Lewit & Paul Jellinek | Aug. 12, 2014
 

Foundations

The Leadership Model of Philanthropy

Focus, flexibility, and fortitude—the three pillars of philanthropic organizations looking to create systemic change.

By Jamie Merisotis | Aug. 8, 2014
 

Foundations

Philanthropy, the Post-2015 Agenda, and Diffuse Collaboration

In joining the push for meaningful Sustainable Development Goals, foundations need to prepare for a long-term give-and-take approach.

By Heather Grady | 2 | Jul. 30, 2014
 

Foundations

Empathetic Donor-Doer Engagement

A seven-part framework for increasing empathy between foundations and grantees.

By Simon Stumpf & Ash Rogers | 3 | Jul. 25, 2014
 

Foundations

Moving Toward Multi-Dimensional Democracy

If the Hewlett Foundation’s Madison Initiative wants to strengthen American democracy, it needs to adopt a more multi-layered democratic theory.

By Maribel Morey | 3 | Jul. 24, 2014
 

Foundations

Taking Impact Investing and Accounting Full Tilt

More foundations are deploying a full range of financial investment vehicles to yield positive social and financial returns, and using new tools to track impact data.

By Clara Miller & Jean Rogers | 1 | Jul. 18, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Integrated Capital for Social Enterprises

To build a thriving social enterprise sector, we need to rethink the purpose of capital and employ a new strategic funding approach.

By Don Shaffer | 7 | Jul. 17, 2014
 

From The Field

Building Local Currency

Three lessons from successful advocacy projects in the Global South.