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Philanthropy

 

Innovative ideas for donors, foundation leaders, and philanthropists

 

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 | 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 | 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 | 6 | Jul. 17, 2014
 

Individual Giving

Three Ways to Engage Millennial Donors

Nonprofits should offer a wider range of opportunities for donating, facilitating network building, and embracing the complexity of the social problems.

By Kathleen Kelly Janus | 5 | Jul. 14, 2014
 

From The Field

Building Local Currency

Three lessons from successful advocacy projects in the Global South.

 

Individual Giving

Millennials and the Social Sector: What’s Next?

How the Millennial generation connects, gets involved with, and gives to social causes—insights from a four-year study.

By Derrick Feldmann & Emily Yu | 3 | Jun. 18, 2014
 

Impact Investing

SIBs, DIBs and Ad-Libs

Does the hype around “pay for performance” financing match the reality?

By John Anner | 1 | Jun. 2, 2014
 

Foundations

The Value of Rigorous Evaluation

Rigorous evaluation can drive continuous learning and improvement.

By Nancy Roob | 1 | Jun. 2, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Five Ways to Move from Strategic to Adaptive Philanthropy

Many philanthropists know they need to adapt their strategies in changing times—the question is where to anchor and what to flex.

By Susan Wolf Ditkoff | May. 29, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Building Leadership Diversity: A Call to Action for Philanthropy

Philanthropy can lead the way to opportunity for young men and boys of color by supporting diverse leadership.

By Kelly Brown | 3 | May. 27, 2014