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YALE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS PHILANTHROPY CONFERENCE

A brief on the Yale philanthropy conference, “Leveraging Resources and Harnessing Strengths” by Ian David Moss. Read More

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DISRUPTING PHILANTHROPY

Draft 2.0 of the paper Disrupting Philanthropy by Lucy Bernholz with Edward Skloot and Barry Valera is now available online, and the authors are soliciting feedback and comments. Comments can go to via email to lucy [at] blueprintrd [dot] com, … Continue reading

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STAFF CHANGE AT THE BUSH FOUNDATION

The Bush Foundation announced today that Nancy Fushan will be leaving her position as Senior Program Officer, effective September 18, 2009. “As the Foundation continues its shift from traditional grantmaking to the partnership-based methodology of our new strategy, our staffing … Continue reading

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I AM TOTALLY NOT MAKING THIS UP. A NEW TV COMEDY ABOUT PHILANTHROPY

‘THE FOUNDATION’ premieres today, September 13 on Showcase. Here’s the trailer! And here’s the blog.

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JOHN MCGUIRK REJOINS HEWLETT FOUNDATION

John McGuirk, a veteran Bay Area grantmaker and a former officer in The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Performing Arts Program, will rejoin the Foundation as director of that program, officials announced today. For the past three years, McGuirk has … Continue reading

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THE MADOFF QUAGMIRE DEEPENS

In the New York Times Steven Davidoff raises some sticky ethical questions about non-profits that benefited from Madoff’s illegal activities. Read More

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PHILANTHROPY IN HARD TIMES

Paul Brest and Hal Harvey in the Fenton Report: First, we need to stay focused on the commitments and long-term strategies we have already adopted. Whether we are working to improve the life chances of disadvantaged children, mitigate the catastrophic … Continue reading

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ALBERT RUESGA OFFERS SOME THOUGHTFUL COMMENTS ON THE PHILANTHROPY AT ITS BEST KERFLUFFLE

If you don’t regularly read White Courtesy Telephone, you might want to add it to your bloglist. I understand, however, that behind each of these exhortations lies a beating heart. Behind the plea to give more to the poor is … Continue reading

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ANOTHER WAY TO ASSIST GRANTEES – MAKE IT EASIER

Project Streamline, a collaborative effort of grantmakers and grantseekers working to streamline grant application, monitoring, and reporting practices. One of Project Streamline’s four recommended principles is right-sizing application and reporting requirements to be proportional to the grant amount. But what … Continue reading

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COUNCIL ON FOUNDATIONS GUIDE TO FEDERAL GRANTS

With the recent downturn in the economy, the negative impacts on foundation endowments, and the interest of foundations to continue critical grantmaking at 2008 levels, many foundations are now contemplating whether they should be looking into additional sources of funding, … Continue reading

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