Three foundation leaders talk about how they have used prizes to advance their missions, how they decided to do so, and the decisions and challenges they faced in developing and launching new prize programs.
View slides from a presentation by Anna Burger, formerly of Service Employees International Union (SEIU). She presented at Can Social Justice Organizations Endure? The panel discussed the roots of the sustainability crisis for social justice organizations, innovative approaches and new investment vehicles designed to generate revenue for nonprofits and the critical role donors of all sizes and capacities can play in this field -- especially smaller foundations and donors.
Arabella Advisors compiled the six best practices for making the most of political contributions, along with a chart to help navigate giving options and a webinar discussing the many different ways political contributions can be used to advance one’s philanthropic strategy.
What is the role of corporate philanthropy in business and society? This guide offers original field research and provides clear and practical paths forward for the future of the field and the role of corporate foundations, including a five element agenda for leaders of corporate foundations and giving programs to advance their practice and profession.
In 2008, Rockefeller Brothers Fund launched a foundation-wide project to assess and improve diversity within its operations and grantmaking. The 2012 Diversity Project update summarizes the Fund’s progress in collecting and analyzing data on human resources, operations, grantmaking, public programs, and conference activities. This report also provides a brief update on board diversity, which was previously examined by staff in 2010.
The second in a planned series of reports on the concluding years of The Atlantic Philanthropies, this report captures the foundation staff’s efforts to launch an orderly process to "imagine the end of Atlantic" during a pivotal period between late 2009 and early 2011. It also provides an in-depth look at the decision making—and consequences of those decisions—in two of Atlantic’s major programs: Children & Youth in the United States and Population Health in Vietnam.
This Philanthropy Awareness Initiative report shows how foundations can start talking about the value they bring to society—a value that describes more than just the money they grant. This report suggests strategies, adaptable messaging, and examples to help foundations get started.
The first in a planned series of reports on the concluding years of The Atlantic Philanthropies, this report addresses the questions raised by Atlantic founder Charles F. Feeney's decision to witness the social benefits of his donation during his lifetime (including how and where to invest and evaluate the progress of grants) and how Atlantic confronts and resolves those questions.