Archive: Philanthropy

A Few Reflections on the Challenges of Engaging Across Divisions

As the calendar year closes, we’ve reached out to several leaders in journalism, academia, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship to listen more deeply to what’s on their minds as they foster civic engagement in the current environment. We’ve heard several themes resonate: The importance of listening broadly and responding effectively to…

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Video Series: Philanthropy Lessons

Exponent Philanthropy is showcasing words of wisdom from inspirational funders in its video series Philanthropy Lessons. They will —adding new videos every month through June 2016, and inviting the broader community to share lessons on its site. The videos and campaign are supported by the Fund…

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More Voices, Richer Data for Greater Impact

Fund for Shared Insight marks a new chapter for philanthropy In 2012, Oakland, California, was drowning in public record requests. An already overworked system had been flooded by requests for video, email and internal documents related to the Occupy Oakland protests. But there was no clear way…

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The Philanthropic Lab in 2014

I began 2013 writing about how the Rita Allen Foundation draws inspiration from the young biomedical scholars we support. We aim to be, in a sense, a philanthropic lab—where creativity, risk, collaboration, assessment and learning are part of everything we do. Never has there been a more exciting…

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