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Foundations

 

New and innovative ideas for leaders of foundations

 

Making Ideas Catch On

A conversation with communications expert Jonah Berger on how to build support for ideas and gain momentum on social change.

By Sean Gibbons | Feb. 19, 2015
 

Foundations

Redefining Disaster, Preparedness, and Resilience

As the nature, frequency, and scale of disasters grows, the philanthropic sector needs to shift its focus to preparedness through a shared sense of urgency and a commitment to improving data infrastructure.

 

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Reconstructing Philanthropy from the Outside In

A funder-to-funder take on how to create breakthrough social change.

By Paul Shoemaker | 82 | Feb. 3, 2015
 

Foundations

Beyond the Check

A new grantmaking strategy is engaging nonprofit organizations in communities of learning to maximize impact.

By Julie Lata | 4 | Jan. 28, 2015
 

Making Ideas Move

Investing in communication—whether you’re selling soda or social change—yields results.

By Sean Gibbons | 4 | Jan. 15, 2015
 

Foundations

A Wave Is Rising

Community foundations are seeing growing activity in building community wealth.

By Marjorie Kelly | 1 | Jan. 5, 2015
 

Nonprofits

Collaboration-palooza

A new study shows that organizations have a high level of satisfaction with nonprofit collaborations and a desire to collaborate more.

By Alex Neuhoff & Katie Smith Milway | 2 | Dec. 17, 2014
 

Developing a Global Marketplace for Social Services

Bonds for schoolgirls and malaria vaccines: Pay-for-success initiatives are now tackling issues in the developing world.

By Antara Ganguli | 6 | Dec. 16, 2014
 
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Better Relationships, Better Results

A new survey shows that nonprofits and funders are finding new ways of working together, in the effort to achieve greater impact.

By J McCray | 1 | Dec. 15, 2014
 

Foundations

What Is a Leadership Funder?

Foundations have supported leadership development for decades, but a shift in mindset and approach—if sustained and expanded—could lead to even greater impact.

By James E. Canales | 4 | Dec. 10, 2014