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Human Rights

The Environmental Movement’s Unfunded Army

Why fostering diversity among senior leadership at environmental organizations is important to the success of the environmental movement.

By Danielle Deane & Melissa Bradley | 1 | Apr. 22, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Injecting Innovation Into Your Philanthropy (Complimentary)

Presented by Gabriel Kasper, Justin Marcoux, Brian Quinn, & Sarah Koch | Apr. 22, 2014
 

Foundations

Foundation Learning: The Case for Productive Anxiety

A greater sense of urgency can help foundations better use their strategy and evaluation data to learn, unlearn, and improve.

By Diana Scearce | 5 | Apr. 17, 2014
 

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