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To be effective, the work of philanthropy should be not just innovative but also cumulative.

Sanitation is one of the most critical issues that developing countries face. Worldwide, about 2.5 billion people lack adequate sanitation facilities, and each year about 700,000 children die from diarrhea. One noteworthy effort to solve this problem is the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, which the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched in 2011. According to the foundation’s website, the initiative aims to promote the creation of “a truly aspirational next-generation product that everyone...


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Foundations

Defining Risk in Philanthropy

Featuring Steve McCormick

Steve McCormick, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, discusses what risk really means to both nonprofits and foundations, and why foundations should take more risks.

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Efficient Philanthropy

Featuring Nancy Roob

Nancy Roob, president of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, talks about the foundation’s True North Fund, which allows investors to put money into a pool fund that can then support multiple organizations and increase efficiency.

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Leadership Is Everything

Featuring Mario Marino

Mario Morino, co-founder of Venture Philanthropy Partners, discusses how important leadership is to the culture, performance, and success of an organization.