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Foundations

 

New and innovative ideas for leaders of foundations

 
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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 | 9 | Sep. 11, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Building Networks and Movements for Social Change

Lessons from a new initiative aimed at supporting and developing new social justice leaders.

By Heather McLeod Grant | 4 | Sep. 4, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

Getting Beyond Hype: Four Questions to Predict Real Impact

A simple way to think about investment and design.

By Kevin Starr | 5 | Sep. 2, 2014
 

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