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Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Illustrating the importance of constant evaluating and adjusting in grantmaking practices, the MacArthur Foundation recently revised its strategy when it comes to environmental conservation around the globe. The new focus is on slowing and reversing the degradation of ecosystems. Check out the...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
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...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
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.
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
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...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Remember the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? Applying the same concept to every single person on the planet shows we are all part of one global neighborhood – never far removed from anyone else. Today’s Re: Philanthropy blog shows how people can use these connections to maximize social good...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Matt Robertson, a member of the Next Generation, recounts his trip to Africa when he was 17 and how it inspired him to dedicate his life to philanthropy. Find out what Matt is doing now in the latest Re: Philanthropy blog.
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
The digital age helped increase awareness of global issues and related philanthropy. It also helped educate the next generation of philanthropists and encouraged them to get involved, but what are some other ways of engaging the next wave of global citizens? Dan Siegel and Jenny Yancey, co-...
Posted Date: Tue, 12/06/2011 - 00:00
Carol Thompson Cole, president and CEO of Venture Philanthropy Partners, offers a blog about how having data and information is essential to mobilizing a call to action on an issue, but even more important is how the research is used if a difference is to be made.
Posted Date: Sat, 11/19/2011 - 12:00
Corporate philanthropy functions are increasingly emphasizing return on investment (RoI) in their grantmaking. Understandably, corporate foundations want to use their funding, energy, and time as effectively as possible. But for the Pfizer Foundation, evaluation is a tool to help refine our...
Posted Date: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 12:00
The Council on Foundations’ Corporate Philanthropy 2012 project calls for a “reinvention” of corporate philanthropy, in part through a core group of leaders/practitioners who are willing to “guide, adopt, test, and validate new management approaches.”
Posted Date: Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:00
Major societal challenges-poverty, hunger, inconsistent access to high-quality education and health care-adversely affect hundreds of millions of people on our planet. The business community can play a vital role in addressing these complex problems. To make a meaningful contribution, businesses...
Posted Date: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 12:00
As the Council on Foundations plans for 2012, we’re looking for opportunities to partner with others to find effective ways to address the profound social and environmental challenges we all face. In addition, the Corporate Committee has been discussing the changing role of philanthropy as part of...
Posted Date: Tue, 06/14/2011 - 13:00
Earlier this month, a group of corporate citizenship leaders representing a range of industries assembled in New York to answer this question: What must we do to transform the corporate philanthropy and corporate citizenship fields?

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