RE: Philanthropy Blog

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 4:03pm

I’m just back from an incredible visit to the Angkor Temple complex in Cambodia. It’s an area I’ve wanted to visit for some time, and I also have the added benefit of being able to see American Express philanthropic dollars at work there.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 3:21pm

It’s International Corporate Philanthropy Day, when the business community celebrates achievements in philanthropy and corporate community partnerships. At General Mills, we’re celebrating by releasing the results of our global volunteer survey, which shows that our employees, no matter where they work around the world, are deeply committed to improving the lives of our neighbors in the communities where we work and live.

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 3:26pm

I used to question the value of conferences. They are expensive when you add up the flights, hotels, meals – Isn’t that money better spent on programmatic work that directly serves our grantees? As foundations we rightly and continually scrutinize our administrative expenses. We owe that to our donors and grantees.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 12:00am

The family philanthropy blog series on Re: Philanthropy wraps up today – coinciding with the end of early bird registration for the Family Philanthropy Conference in February. Planning Committee member Daniela Fainberg discusses how Fusion will be “a unique place to get inspired, improve your philanthropy, and birth ideas that will ultimately create greater impact.”

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 12:00am

The Council on Foundations surveyed some of its leading members active in the global grantmaking sphere to learn what they see on the horizon. Here are their top 10 predictions for 2012.

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 12:00am

Did you know Liberia is the home of the world’s only Secretariat for Philanthropy? As Re: Philanthropy’s coverage of global grantmaking continues, read about the Secretariat’s story and the lessons that can be learned from it.

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 12:00am

This Re: Philanthropy blog's focus is on global grantmaking, starting with a blog from the Foundation Center’s Lisa Philp on some key tools for grantmakers – expert or beginners – in the global community.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 12:00am

Some of the central themes of this week’s Global Grantmaking Institute focused on tackling problems head on, collaboration, and creating lasting change. Stephanie de Wolfe of the Global Fund for Children discusses some of what she learned and how these issues relate to her job on a regular basis as the week-long global philanthropy series concludes on Re: Philanthropy.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 12:00am

Who would think giving money away would be so hard? Amanda Hsiung blogs about the intricacies involved when it comes to global philanthropy and what she is learning during the Council’s Global Grantmaking Institute.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 12:00am

Disaster Grantmaking was a primary focus on the first day of the Council’s inaugural Global Grantmaking Institute. Attendee Sandra Macias Del Villar of the Global Fund for Children blogged about the role of philanthropy following disasters, including the importance of working with those who best know the community.