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More than Test Scores: What Young People Need to Succeed
Hilary Rhodes, Senior Research and Evaluation Officer at The Wallace Foundation, examines the importance of social and emotional competencies when measuring student success rates.
What World Do You Want to Live In?
"The world has changed since my grandparents were excluded from getting an education – no doubt about it, but inequality and injustice are still very much with us." - Fred Frelow, Ford Foundation
Making Change Not Grants: Combining the 3 Roles of the Arcus Foundation for Impact
Annette Lanjouw and Cindy Rizzo discuss how the Arcus Foundation's tri-level approach maximizes the impact of grantmaking.
Want to Create a Movement? Create a Community.
ZAC Foundation Executive Director, Cheryl Green Rosario, examines the importance of community building to spur support and create a movement.
United Hospital Fund: Goals For State Regulation Of Risk Sharing Between Health Care Providers And Insurers
The United Hospital Fund published a report that focuses on the increasingly common “risk-transfer” agreements between health insurance plans and health care providers, along with the policy and regulatory challenges such arrangements present.
Doris Duke’s Andrew Bowman to Lead The Land Trust Alliance
The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization, announced that Andrew Bowman will assume the role of president starting Feb. 10, 2016.
United Hospital Fund Issues Report on Pediatric Primary Care
Pediatric primary care is of utmost importance, ensuring that young children have his or her acute needs met, but also promoting the child’s full development—including physical, mental, and cognitive health.
Century Foundation Fellow Co-Authors Report on Admission Preferences of Low-Income Students
Top higher-education instutions should set an admissions preference for low-income students because such students now face unjustified barriers and constitute only 3 percent of enrollment at the elite schools, according to a landmark report issued...
Karen Brooks Hopkins Joins the Jerome L. Greene Foundation Board of Directors
Longtime president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, current Senior Fellow in Residence at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Karen Brooks Hopkins becomes Greene Foundation Trustee.
James Short Named Program Director for Teaching and Human Capital Management at Carnegie Corp.
Carnegie Corporation of New York has named James Short to the position of Program Director of the foundation's Teaching and Human Capital Management portfolio of grants. He will join the Corporation on April 11.
Philanthropic & Social Enterprise Leader Betsy Fader Joins Surdna Foundation
The Surdna Foundation named Betsy Fader, a leader in the philanthropic and social enterprise sectors, as Vice President, Programs.
After the Election, Building the Beloved Community
Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, writes, "As I go through my own efforts to assess and understand the last year in our national life, I find myself asking uncomfortable questions about my own institution and the social sector as a...
Six Recommendations for Shifting Philanthropy Forward
Sampriti Ganguli, CEO of Arabella Advisors, writes about ways philanthropy can adapt to a new administration.
This Is Not A Normal Grant Cycle Or A Time To Wait And See
Eric Kessler of Arabella Advisor writes, "This is a time for donors to resist the temptation to treat our current trajectory as the new normal. With that in mind, here are five things donors resisting the direction our president is taking America...
Ford Foundation Appoints Bryan Stevenson to Board of Trustees
“Bryan is a courageous, transformational leader and a stalwart advocate for justice who has done an extraordinary amount to challenge the legacy of racial inequality in this country,” said Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation. “It is a...
Beth Cobert Named CEO of Skillful at Markle Foundation
Markle Foundation CEO and President Zoë Baird today announced the appointment of Beth Cobert, former Acting Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and a long-time leader at McKinsey & Company, as Chief Executive...
Brooklyn Community Foundation Adds Four Members to Board of Directors
Brooklyn Community Foundation is pleased to announce the election of four new members to its Board of Directors, effective April 29, 2017. The new members are Brooklyn philanthropist Diane Steinberg, National Grid Executive Rudolph Wynter, retired...
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Names Daniel F. Wilhelm President
The appointment marks a new chapter in the life of the organization, which supports research and programs to enhance understanding and develop solutions to violence and conflict in the United States and around the globe.
How Arts And Culture Make New York A Place For All Of Us
Michele Kumi Baer, Program Associate at the New York Community Trust, writes, "we need a cultural plan that advances artistic practices and cultural institutions that serve New Yorkers who will be the most affected by proposed federal cuts, or we...