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Trump Era Demands Big Changes in Philanthropy's Approach

Release Date: 
02/23/2017
We have become accustomed in philanthropy to being measured and careful and thoughtful. We have hired brilliant staff and consultants to craft programs and strategies and put them in place. We have gathered evidence that our programs work and...
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Stanford Social Innovation Review | Shifting Philanthropy From Charity to Justice

Release Date: 
02/16/2017
Historical injustices—perpetuated by racial and cultural conflicts, and exacerbated by a lack of empathy—are at the heart of America’s growing economic, social, and political inequalities.
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What Do Arts Leaders Really Need?

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03/21/2016
Last week, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation released a new report showing implications for the nonprofit arts sector as a whole and for individual organizations striving to keep pace with rapid demographic change. Read Hewlett's blog to...
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A New Generation of Girl Philanthropists Inspires

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03/14/2016
On Friday, Philanthropy News Digest published a piece by NCG Member Surina Khan. As the CEO of the Women's Foundation of California, Surina writes about one of the Foundation's giving circles, a group of high school girls in LA who are emblematic of...
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Staking Out Reflective Territory: The Heart of Philanthropy

Release Date: 
03/02/2016
"Philanthropy is replete with complex tensions that must be held to do it well—for example, the pressures to be objective AND be empathetic, to be polite and nice AND to speak truth, to be efficient AND transformative. We face great complexity in...
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A Call to Reduce Duplication and Increase Collaboration in Philanthropy’s Infrastructure

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02/15/2016
In January I took on a new role as President and CEO of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. The Forum is the largest network serving philanthropy in America, consisting of 33 regional philanthropy associations—including Northern...

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