Breaking Down Silos: Three Ways to Collaborate at Your Foundation

By Newsroom on 08/14/2018

 Democratizing philanthropy

At some foundations, disparate program areas run autonomously, and that can be a problem. Different departments complete tasks but do not check on the progress and roles of people in other departments. Now a new generation is redefining social sector leadership with a work style that maximizes efficiency through collaboration. And you don’t have to be a millennial to harness the power of information sharing.

Here are three ways to access your foundation's valuable internal resources by simply communicating with colleagues:

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What the Giving USA Report Means for Foundations

By Dawn Lauter on 07/19/2018

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The Giving USA annual report on the state of philanthropy, which was released last month, reveals that Americans are giving more than ever (including when measured using inflation-adjusted dollars): $410 billion in 2017. (From 2007 through 2017, giving went up $99 billion in current dollars.) As in previous years, the types of organizations that received that money were mostly religious ($127 billion) and educational ($59 billion). Meanwhile, donations to foundations were up 15.5% and, of all types of recipient, foundations saw the highest growth rate over two years.

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