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Philanthropy

 

Innovative ideas for donors, foundation leaders, and philanthropists

 

Corporate Philanthropy

Improving Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships

Three ways corporations can more effectively partner with nonprofits.

 

Foundations

Understanding Risk Tolerance in Grantmaking

By applying behavioral economics theory to philanthropy, we can better manage grantmaker tendencies toward loss and risk aversion, and the effects of other decision-making patterns.

By John R. Ettinger & John T. Ettinger | 1 | Jul. 22, 2015
 

Five Programmatic Lessons in Scaling Impact

A look at how a number of Social Innovation Fund subgrantees are successfully developing program strategies for greater growth and impact.

By Katie Mounts | Jul. 21, 2015
 

Measuring Social Impact

Making Evidence Practical for Development

Three ways to make research and evaluation in international development more relevant, ethical, and applied.

By Joe Dickman & Samir Khan | Jul. 21, 2015
 

Foundations

Big and Fast Is Not Better

Building relationships with grassroots organizations that advocate for human rights-based development takes time, but without investing in them, philanthropy is likely to stumble. The case of Haiti is instructive.

By Daniel Moss | Jul. 20, 2015
 

Education

Avoiding Four Pitfalls in Digital Learning

Early approaches are advancing fruitful dialogue around how to accelerate the revolutionary potential of online education and enable better outcomes for graduates.

By Harrison Keller & Andrew Belton | 1 | Jul. 16, 2015
 

Philanthropy

Five Lessons for New Philanthropists

Before tackling complex social problems, new philanthropists should consider what current philanthropists have learned about how to “hack.”

 

Philanthropy

Is Sean Parker the Daenerys Targaryen of Philanthropy?

Like Game of Thrones’ “Dany” Targaryen, entrepreneur Sean Parker is intent on replacing what he sees as a broken and oppressive system with something better.

By Marieke Spence | Jul. 10, 2015
 

Foundations

Making the Money Work

How funders can best support place-based initiatives.

By Anthony B. Iton | Jun. 30, 2015
 

Foundations

What Gets Measured Gets Done

A case for using targeted measures of progress in philanthropy.