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A Good Ending

Leaders at the Atlantic Philanthropies are modeling best practices for winding down a large, high-profile foundation. Includes magazine extras.

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  • 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

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  • How can foundations become more effective in catalyzing and sustaining change? Do the conventional tools of strategic philanthropy work for today’s complex social problems? If not, what are the options? Emergent strategy can help foundations that are tackling complex social problems by…

    Kathleen Enright, John Kania, Zia Khan, & Hilary Pennington
  • Fundraising mystifies, if not terrifies, most social enterprise leaders. In truth, both for-profit and nonprofit fundraising is a simple, learnable skill. If you can talk, you can raise social impact money. Empower yourself! Join Jonathan C. Lewis, serial social entrepreneur and host…

    Jonathan C. Lewis
  • Over the last decade, many foundations have begun to lose their appetite for risk and experimentation in favor of safer, more proven, and incremental investments. But a small group of funders has begun to deliberately seek out and support high-risk, high-reward innovations…

    Gabriel Kasper, Justin Marcoux, Brian Quinn, & Sarah Koch
  • How can you build a capacity for innovation within your social purpose organization? Join Warren Nilsson and Tana Paddock as they discuss the theory and practice of “inscaping”—their term for the work of drawing on personal experience to generate the raw material…

    Warren Nilsson, Tana Paddock, & Marlon Parker
  • A lively discussion on funding for impact with presenters Jeff Raikes, Tom Tierney, and Lisbeth Schorr, all whom have long and distinguished careers in philanthropy and evaluation.

    Jeff Raikes, Tom Tierney, & Lisbeth Schorr
  • Leading foundation executives and philanthropists discuss how to learn from what’s working and adapt your giving strategies.

    Steven McCormick, Jenny Shilling Stein, Jeffrey Walker, & Susan Wolf Ditkoff
  • How is it that Silicon Valley, a region burgeoning with new wealth and so noteworthy for its overall philanthropic giving, is uniquely spare in providing for its own neediest causes and populations? To better understand these trends, this webinar will explore new…

    Alexa Cortes Culwell, Lisa Sobrato Sonsini, Jen Ratay, Chris Block, & Michael Lombardo
  • Collaboration is a hot topic in philanthropy and a common practice, but one form remains uncommon. Few foundations and philanthropists pool their time, expertise, and financial resources around multiyear goals beyond the reach of any one participant. When they do, their unified…

    Willa Seldon & Kristian Parker
  • To become more effective, nonprofits and foundations are turning to various sources for advice. Some look to experts, others turn to crowdsourcing. Experts and crowds can produce valuable insights, but too often nonprofits and funders ignore the constituents who matter most, the…

    Fay Twersky, Phil Buchanan, & Valerie Threlfall
  • Thanks to rapid advances in computer and communication technologies, it is possible for stakeholders in the nonprofit sector to disclose more, to know more, and to demand more through increased transparency and collaboration. In October, a group of the largest US foundations…

    Lucy Bernholz, Darin McKeever, Jake Porway, & June Wang