Category Archives: COF2008

Facing Reality in Philanthropy

A lot of people like to pretend that philanthropy is easy. That every grant meets its objectives and that not only do foundations innovate and take risk, but they still manage to knock the ball out of the park with every decision. Except innovating and never failing are mutually exclusive. In fact doing anything of […]

Engaging Donors and the “Y & H”

(This is a guest post from Roxie Jerde, of DonorEdge & Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, who is covering the Council on Foundations Conference for Tactical Philanthropy) By Roxie Jerde How do we engage voices to be heard? Whether at the Council on Foundation’s Monday opening session of conference attendees from various foundation sectors, to […]

Tactical Philanthropy Un-Reception

Just want to send my thanks out to the 50-60 people that cycled through the Tactical Philanthropy Un-Reception last night. It was a last minute idea, so I was thrilled that so many people showed up (including Tactical Philanthropy reader Bill who drove in to say hi even though he wasn’t attending the conference). I’m […]

Don’t Worry, I’ll Save Democracy!

(This is a guest post from Sara Melillo, Program officer, McCormick Tribune Foundation, who is covering the Council on Foundations Conference for Tactical Philanthropy) By Sara Melillo USC Annenberg Dean Ernest James Wilson III made the room chuckle today with his take on the state of the media as part of the popular Media and […]

Philanthropy 2.0: A Video Q&A with DonorsChoose, Facebook Causes, Kiva, The Motley Fool, and The Case Foundation

(This is a guest post from Peter Deitz, Founder of Social Actions, who is covering the Council on Foundations Conference for Tactical Philanthropy) By Peter Deitz For micro-philanthropy groupies, including me, yesterday’s session on Philanthropy 2.0 at the Council on Foundation’s annual conference featured a star studded panel. The founders of DonorsChoose, Facebook Causes, and […]

Foundations & Human Rights

(This is a guest post from Peter Manzo, board member of National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, who is covering the Council on Foundations Conference for Tactical Philanthropy) By Peter Manzo The themes about philanthropy’s role in the larger gatherings on Monday and Dr. Robert Ross’s remarks at the Philanthropic Awards Celebration in the evening were […]

The Language of Philanthropy

(This is a guest post from Dahna Goldstein, of PhilanTech and I Do Foundation, who is covering the Council on Foundations Conference for Tactical Philanthropy) By Dahna Goldstein One of the things that struck me yesterday is the importance of language in the various contexts of conversations about philanthropy at CoF. There is the obvious […]

Scheduling Note

The majority of the COF conference is being held off site today. So without wireless access and with everyone on the move, there will likely be limited posting until this evening. But there’s lots of great coverage from yesterday if you scroll down the page. Thanks for reading!

The Yankee Stadium of Philanthropy

(This is a guest post from Carla Javits, President of REDF, who is covering the Council on Foundations Conference for Tactical Philanthropy) By Carla Javits The Yankee stadium sized conference center here full of 3,500 people makes you long for a bicycle to ride from place to place and binoculars to watch the action on […]

Everything Old is New Again

(This is a guest post from Chris Cardona, of the NYC Venture Philanthropy Fund, who is covering the Council on Foundations Conference for Tactical Philanthropy) By Chris Cardona After yesterday’s broad conversations and themes, day 2 of the CoF summit was about getting into the nitty-gritty. I went to the morning concurrent session on social […]