Category Archives: Philanthropy

Discussing Hewlett President Selection: Presumptuous?

I’ve gotten lots of fascinating suggestions from readers of potential candidates to replace Paul Brest at the Hewlett Foundation. But first I want to discuss some pushback I’ve been getting from people who believe we shouldn’t even be having this discussion (to be clear, I’ve received no such complaints from anyone at the Hewlett Foundation). [...]

Philanthropy Daily Digest 09/13/2011

SOCAP11 Observations From Day 1+ | Adin Miller Consulting Adin Miller, who covered SoCap for Tactical Philanthropy last year, shares his thoughts on day one of this year’s conference. tags: philanthropy Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

The Hewlett Foundation’s Next President

Last week I wrote about Paul Brest retiring as the president of the Hewlett Foundation and why I think he has played such an important role. Since then I’ve heard lots of off the record ideas from people in the field about who the Hewlett Foundation board should name to replace Paul. So I thought [...]

Philanthropy Daily Digest 09/09/2011

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NCB Capital Impact Announce $10 Million Loan-Fund to Expand Innovative Skilled-Nursing Care to Low-Income Seniors – RWJF The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announces the first transaction in their new $100 million “impact capital” program. tags: philanthropy The Gated Community | Alliance Magazine My friend Ed Skloot of Duke University argues that [...]

Philanthropy Daily Digest 09/08/2011

Announcing Launch of CASE i3: The CASE Initiative on Impact Investing | CASE Notes Duke’s business school is launching an impact investing program. They say it is the first of its kind. tags: philanthropy How Howard Buffett Will Use His Grandfather’s Recipe For Riches To Disrupt Philanthropy | Fast Company I’ve long thought that Warren [...]

Balancing the Humanistic and Technocratic in Philanthropy

This is a guest post by Paul Connolly who is Chief Client Services Officer at TCC Group, a national management consulting firm that provides strategy, evaluation, and capacity-building services to funders, nonprofits, and corporate citizenship programs. By Paul Connolly A technocratic approach to philanthropy has become more common over the past 15 years and brought [...]

Philanthropy Daily Digest 09/07/2011

PHILANTHROPY 2173: Almost everything you ever wanted to know about Impact Investing Lucy Bernholz reviews the new book Impact Investing. Lucy always shoots straight and while she has positive things to say, she also highlights what she sees as lacking in the book. tags: philanthropy Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making [...]

Philanthropy Daily Digest 09/03/2011

How much difference is it making? | Living with the Gates Foundation Alliance Magazine focuses on the Gates Foundation this month. The introduction by guest editor Tim Ogden is free and offers an interesting set of comparisons that highlight the size (or lack thereof) of Gates. Other articles available to subscribers offer a range of [...]

Philanthropy Daily Digest 09/02/2011

Nonprofit Finance Fund Names Antony Bugg-Levine CEO Nonprofit Finance Fund makes an inspired choice to replace Clara Miller in picking Antony Bugg-Levine of Rockefeller Foundation as their new CEO. tags: philanthropy How billionaires could save the country – The Washington Post Matt Miller makes the case that a billionaire philanthropist should run for president if [...]

Philanthropy Daily Digest 09/01/2011

Steve Jobs’ 1985 Response to Andrew Ross Sorkin – Forbes Steve Jobs answers the critics who question his lack of giving… in 1985. Interestingly, 25 years ago, Jobs cites the difficulty in measuring philanthropic impact as a key issue for him. tags: philanthropy Bridge Span: Don’t Let Conventional Measurement Wisdom Fragment Your Impact Matthew Forti [...]