How can foundations better anticipate ways in which the world is changing around them? This is a challenge for every organization functioning in what the military has termed a "VUCA world." The acronym refers to an operating environment characterized by Volatility, Uncertainty, Change and Ambiguity. For decades now, I have worked with senior business executives to help their organizations spot, anticipate and remain resilient in the face of VUCA challenges.
Career Pathways Cohort, Brian Dixon shares his vision on the Future of Philanthropy
Sharnita Johnson shares her journey to leadership in philanthropy and participation in the 2019 Career Pathways cohort.
"Have a great day and let your sun shine!" These are my departing words for my 8-year-old daughter every morning at drop off. It’s my rally cry hoping she unleashes her true self on the world (well, ok, her second-grade classroom) in everything she does.
Lee Bynum discusses philanthropy and participation in the 2019 Career Pathways cohort.
How can we, as resource providers in the development and humanitarian assistance spaces, shift our focus from isolated capacity improvements to systemic, cascading change driven by leaders on the frontlines? This work begins with exploring the current power dynamics in our relationships with local actors, and redefining our role as true partners.
A new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute is the first study in 10 years to analyze the landscape of U.S. women’s foundations and funds. Combining interviews and analysis of more than 200 organizations, Women’s Foundations and Funds: A Landscape Study helps fill this knowledge gap and provides a thorough analysis of these organizations.
Meaghan Calcari Campbell discusses issues of equity within philanthropy, as well as what led her to a career in the field.
The goal of his conversation is for community foundation leaders to explore their role in helping leaders, regardless of sector, build the collaborative capacity they need to address community-wide challenges and opportunities.
Stephen Heintz, in remarks given at the 2018 Awards ceremony, discusses the state of philanthropy and the role of philanthropy in the current political climate.