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.
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 updated strategy and the goals of improving this particular field of grantmaking.
The Center’s 2005 Issue Forum is a venue in which to explore the challenges posed by a changing era for philanthropy. For every voice criticizing foundations for taking a proactive posture, there is a counter voice sounding alarms that foundations are slipping into the role of service providers or becoming surrogates for government. Which voices should claim our attention? And what, indeed, is the cost of action, or alternatively, of remaining on the sidelines?