Program Officers: Four Ways To Create Stronger Grantee Relationships for Greater Impact

by Aaron Lester on Jan 18, 2017 11:29:08 AM

The ultimate goal of any foundation is to create change. And program officers play a critical role in making that happen. But the program officer’s...

Free to Fail: Foundation Philanthropy's Game-Changing Advantage

This post first appeared on The Center for Effective Philanthropy blog.

The central paradox of The Future of Foundation Philanthropy can be found in...

2016 Year In Philanthropy: The Challenges Ahead And Reasons For Optimism

by Aaron Lester on Dec 23, 2016 8:31:27 AM

The only way to get where you want to go is to know where you’ve been. Many of the prominent themes in philanthropy from 2016 — some perennial...

Why Your Foundation’s Culture Matters More Than You Think

by Aaron Lester on Dec 20, 2016 7:27:01 AM

We get it. It’s hard not to treat organizational culture as an afterthought. The nuts and bolts of grantmaking come first at your foundation....

More Than Words: Key Takeaways from J.P. Morgan and the “How” of Measurement and Impact in Philanthropy

by David Goodman, Director of Impact at Fluxx on Dec 19, 2016 8:15:50 AM
If there is one thing the philanthropic sector doesn’t need is another “conversation” about data, measurement, and impact. We are already really...

4 Steps to a Strategically Aligned Technology Plan

by Aaron Lester on Dec 1, 2016 12:25:04 PM

Grantmaking organizations manage billions of dollars of funding every year. The importance of maximizing the power of technology can’t be...

What It Means To Give On #GivingTuesday

by Jason Ricci on Nov 23, 2016 4:15:49 AM

What does it mean to give?

For such a small word, it is incredibly powerful. It’s a word we put a lot of thought into around here.

That’s why we’re...

Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation Tells A Story of Hope in Arkansas

by Aaron Lester on Nov 22, 2016 9:28:04 AM

There is a story about Arkansas that is widely known by those who live and work there. It’s the story of failure and acceptance of failure. The...

Philanthropy Has an Impact Problem That Technology Can Help Solve

by David Goodman, Director of Impact at Fluxx on Nov 17, 2016 7:42:01 AM

David Goodman participated on the Vendor Plenary Panel at the 2016 Technology Affinity Group (TAG) annual conference, where he first discussed his...

#Nationalphilanthropyday: Reflections on the Formidable Power of Philanthropy

by Chloe Rowshani on Nov 15, 2016 1:33:51 PM

Philanthropy is more than just a charitable donation, with no expectation of returns. It is a desire to give in the hopes of improving the lives of...