Philanthropic & Nonprofit Sectors

The Business of Philanthropy: “Exit Interviews” with Former and Departing Foundation CEOs

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How has the increasing influence of business techniques affected the world of philanthropy? Can corporate tools effectively measure success at foundations and nonprofits?

A Funders Conversation with Mayor Mitch Landrieu

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On November 16th, Philanthropy New York held a members briefing (sponsored by the Ford Foundation, Open Society Institute, the Surdna Foundation, and the Twenty-First Century Foundation) featuring a keynote address by the Honorable Mitch Landrieu,...

Nourishing Strong Communities: Thoughts on Food Policy from Karen Karp

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On April 20th, Philanthropy New York held a members briefing—sponsored by the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, and The Elmezzi Fund—which focused on ways that the public, private, and government sectors are...

Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact (TRASI)

This online database from the Foundation Center contains proven approaches to measuring and analyzing the impact of social investments. TRASI's resources range from off-the-shelf tools and concrete methodologies to generalized best practices; are complemented by multimedia features and social networking tools; and place a premium on evidence and metrics in tracking progress.

Relationships Matter: Program Officers, Grantees, and the Keys to Success

Relationships Matter: Program Officers, Grantees, and the Keys to Success sheds light on what constitutes a strong funder–grantee relationship, what nonprofits say it takes for funders to foster such relationships, and the crucial role that program officers play in the equation.


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