By speaking up about money and acknowledging the many choices they have, funders can more effectively channel their full spectrum of resources to achieve change.
Foundations New and innovative ideas for leaders of foundations
Bringing non-family members, people with diverse perspectives, and professional advisors into decision-making can help family foundations take greater risks and bolder action toward their missions.
An excerpt from Jed Emerson’s The Purpose of Capital: Elements of Impact, Financial Flows, and Natural Being
Being a courageous and ethical leader in philanthropy means learning to listen, and sharing our power by encouraging, empowering, and enabling others.
Global aid agencies must shift from just agreeing to “go local” to preparing development experts for the task.
How philanthropy can support low-income families to build powerful networks and craft policy solutions that reduce poverty in the United States.
To advance equity more effectively in collaboration with nonprofits and communities, grantmakers must share power with and leverage privilege for nonprofits and communities.
How limited-life organizations can re-position evaluation as a tool to drive progress toward their end goals and measure the enduring impact of their efforts.
Listening to beneficiaries should be part and parcel of any initiative that seeks to help others. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
By pooling money, individuals who may otherwise feel powerless are attempting to address imbalances of wealth and influence in the social sector.
Charitable organizations can use insights from behavioral economics to help people follow through on their impulsive and deliberative intentions to give.
An SSIR survey of nearly 2,000 leaders of nonprofits, foundations, and other charitable organizations revealed that they believe feedback is important but still struggle with figuring out how to do it.
A transnational program focused on equality shows that engaging with conflict and difference is vital to the growth and effectiveness of social movements and broader change.
Growing confusion about impact investing's key principles and practices has it headed for a fall.
Based on feedback from community listening sessions and consultations with local experts, The San Francisco Foundation reshaped its grantmaking strategy and role in addressing the inequities facing Bay Area residents. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.