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Innovative ideas for donors, foundation leaders, and philanthropists


Nonprofit Management

Helping Donors Give Directly to Recipients

Give Directly offers a simpler, more personal route of donation - connecting donor to recipient. In this podcast, Paul discusses how technology, a commitment to efficiency, and dedication to improving the donation process on both ends, has made Give Directly a success.

Featuring Paul Niehaus | 1 | Oct. 23, 2014 | 9 minutes
Executive Director of the Jaquelin Hume Foundation Gisèle Huff on the role of social innovation in nonprofits.


Philanthropy and the Free Market in Education

Jaquelin Hume Foundation Executive Director Gisele Huff talks about the foundation's investment strategy, and why innovation and technology initiatives are significant.

Featuring Gisele Huff | Aug. 10, 2011 | 25 minutes
Jennifer Lynn Aaker on social responsibility in daily life

Technology & Design

Creating Infectious Action

Jennifer Lynn Aaker discusses a repeatable method that we can follow to get people to take action, but perhaps even more important, to influence people to get others to take action as well.

Featuring Jennifer Lynn Aaker | Aug. 4, 2011 | 10 minutes


Philanthropy and Fundraisers’ Motivation

what can be done to help money-soliciting callers become more enthused and successful?

Featuring Adam Grant | Dec. 21, 2010 | 39 minutes


Philanthropy Can Be Good for You

Money doesn't make you happy, but giving it away does

Featuring Mike Norton | Nov. 21, 2010 | 35 minutes

NewSchools Venture Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Chairman of the House Committee on Education George Miller, address the NewSchools Summit 2010.

Featuring Arne Duncan and George Miller | Oct. 7, 2010 |

Council on Foundations Annual Conference - Philanthropy and Nonprofit Acountability Practices

In the field of philanthropy, are foundations' grantmaking and reporting processes aligned with nonprofits' strategies? In this panel discussion exploring data from a Center for Social Innovation study on nonprofit accountability practices and the costs of conflicting demands, experts debate ways in which evaluation requirements may help or hinder mission delivery.

Apr. 22, 2007 | 00:56:03