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Embracing Philanthropy’s Risky Business

Until risk management becomes common philanthropic practice, we will miss the boat on maximizing impact. Here’s how to start developing the policies and practices you need. By Laurie Michaels & Judith Rodin posted on Stanford Social Innovation Review   There is a system failure in philanthropic practice that is diluting impact and costing funders potentially billions of… Continue Reading Embracing Philanthropy’s Risky Business

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Building Real Collaboration into Your Organization

How focusing on the three organizational pillars of culture, people, and leadership can help fuel meaningful collaboration. By Pratichi Shah posted on Stanford Social Innovation Review on May. 24, 2017 It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. —Charles Darwin Across sectors and… Continue Reading Building Real Collaboration into Your Organization

When it Comes to Perpetuity, Find Your Own Path

Posted by June Wilson and Lenore Hanisch on May 18, 2017 on National Center for Family Philanthropy If your foundation is considering a deliberate decisionto operate in perpetuity or choose a limited lifespan, undoubtedly you’ve done a Google search and found no shortage of articles and resources. The philanthropic sector offers up case studies, convenings, teleconferences, books, booklets and blogs… Continue Reading When it Comes to Perpetuity, Find Your Own Path