Increasing numbers of Americans want charitable organizations to step into the public policy arena and lead the causes they care about.
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Will the Open Philanthropy Project’s experiment in effective altruism validate the cause or demonstrate its hubris?
A look at how private long-term investment can help spur public engagement—and lead to policy change and impact—in environmental conservation and beyond.
There are six moments in every organization’s business cycle that are ripe for discussion around how mergers and alliances can advance mission and impact.
The former USAID administrator, and president of one of the United States’ largest foundations, reflects on the role of philanthropy in times of austerity and the greatest challenges Rockefeller is undertaking both domestically and abroad.
Emerging organizations, even if they’re new and small, can help catalyze change in social services.
How to reorient philanthropic investments for justice-oriented collective action and impact.
Brian Barnes and Dorian Burton, co-founders of TandemEd, discuss why philanthropy needs a new framework that grounds giving in “justice” rather than “charity.”
In this video from The Communications Network's ComNet17 conference in Miami, Grant Oliphant, president of the Heinz Endowments, challenges communicators at social sector organizations not to hide behind silence when the values they stand for are being politicized.
Five critical questions to guide the work of nonprofit communicators.
A clear definition of equity would seem paramount to galvanizing philanthropy into action around this increasingly used term—but the field is only beginning to explore what it really means.
The for-profit LLC is poised to become the preferred vehicle for the nation’s elite philanthropists. Will the public gain from added investment in social good, or lose from ceding even more power to the wealthy?
Our understanding of community can help funders and evaluators identify, understand, and strengthen the communities they work with.
Fund for Shared Insight is pooling the cash and convictions of 13 philanthropies to build the field of end-user feedback. The collaborative aims to help nonprofits and funders learn from and empower those they seek to help. Can its leaders become role models for the positive change they seek to create?
Three ways foundations can equip themselves to better respond to changing contexts.