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Philanthropy

Grantmaking, Public Policy…and Tums

Exemplary grantmakers follow evidence, not presumptions, and recognize that effective strategy requires transforming enough things, not everything.

By Michael M. Weinstein | Mar. 26, 2014
 

Foundations

Foundations for Social Impact Bonds

New research explores the role of foundations in the development of the new SIB market.

By Tracy Palandjian & Jane Hughes | 2 | Mar. 19, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Five Things Strategy Isn’t

The language, tools, processes, and practices of philanthropy have evolved steadily and dramatically, but strategy needs rescuing.

By Barbara Kibbe | 9 | Mar. 14, 2014
 
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Foundations

Creating a Smarter Philanthropic Marketplace

Most funders are not adequately tapping into existing data and knowledge to better inform their grantmaking.

By Paul Connolly | 1 | Mar. 7, 2014
 

Fundraising

Fundraising Is Fundamental (If Not Always Fun)

 
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Measuring Social Impact

Assessing Funders’ Performance: Five Easy Tools

Measuring impact is so tough that many funders give up, but there are some insightful and actionable tools for funders that aren’t daunting.

By Caroline Fiennes | 3 | Feb. 26, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Five Myths that Perpetuate Poor Philanthropic Strategy

By Phil Buchanan | 7 | Feb. 12, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Making Social Innovation Work Inside Your Organization

Presented by Warren Nilsson, Tana Paddock, & Marlon Parker | Feb. 5, 2014
 

Government

Using Data to Change Gun Policy

The Joyce Foundation is finding success with gun violence prevention through policy efforts, using research that sheds light on causes and trends.

By Rachael Chong & Melissa Fleming | Jan. 24, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Making Sense of Data and Information in the Social Sector

A new eBook captures discussion and debate around how to strengthen the social sector “information infrastructure.”

By Eric J. Henderson | Jan. 9, 2014