Hudson Institute > A Book Discussion on Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results
This looks like a great event at the Hudson Institute. Tom Tierney of Bridgespan and author of Give Smart, Kristi Kimball of Hewlett and author of the Strategic Philanthropy critique Letting Go, Ralph Smith of Annie E. Casey Foundation and Jeff Cain from Philanthropy Daily. What a lineup!
Social Innovation Fund | Sub-Grantee Map
The Social Innovation Fund has just published an interesting map of their sub-grantees. (pdf)
The lessons of philanthropy: Giving for results | The Economist
The Economist profiles three new books on smart giving and coins a new word – “philanthrocrats” – to describe philanthropy professionals.
FSG Social Impact Blog – Three Cups of…Impact?
Justin Bakule wonders if donors should share the blame for the Three Cups of Tea scandal. If the situation is fraud, then the answer is no in my opinion; the donors were victims. But it seems to me that much of the issue is not fraud, but simply a good story being told and few people doing any due diligence to see if it is true.
Three Attributes That Are Vital for Effective Philanthropy | The Center for Effective Philanthropy
Jim Canales of the Irvine Foundation argues that the keys to effective philanthropy are Listening, Synthesizing and Sharing. That’s as good a definition as I’ve seen.
Mining of Raw Data May Bring New Productivity, a Study Says – NYTimes.com
The era of “big data” is coming! You can just smell the hype in an article like this, yet the core idea is probably right. My friend George Overholser has recently been talking about the huge government data sets now being collected for government purposes that will help the nonprofit sector measure impact.
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