How’s My Driving? The Value of Learning from Peers
October 14 | Jeff Sunshine, Program Officer and Manager, Children, Families, and Communities Program, David and Lucile Packard Foundation | Comments (0)
Learning and knowledge sharing are important topics in philanthropy. By adopting a learning orientation and exchanging knowledge with others, grantmakers can better position themselves to address the complex problems they’re working to solve today.
Q&A with Reeta Roy: Building a Generation of Entrepreneurs in Ghana
October 07 | Alex Parkinson, Communications Institute Co-Leader, The Conference Board | Reeta Roy, President and CEO, Mastercard Foundation | Comments (0)
The Mastercard Foundation recently announced its Young Africa Works strategy in Ghana, an initiative that aims to enable three million young people to access dignified and fulfilling work by 2030. In this Q&A, the Mastercard Foundation’s President and CEO Reeta Roy discusses Young Africa Works in more detail.
Cost of Frequent Mega Disasters Raising the Stakes for Corporations
September 30 | Kitty Dumas, Manager, Ryder Charitable Foundation | Comments (0)
Corporations are critical to disaster philanthropy, not just because of the dollars they provide. They are often more nimble than governments in reacting to disasters, providing dollars and services minus the red tape. The Ryder Charitable Foundation, a Disaster Responder member of the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, is taking the lessons of 25 years in disaster philanthropy and applying them to recent challenges.
Beyond the Usual Suspects: Community Feedback for Funders
September 24 | Seema Shah, Founder and Principal, CommVeda | Comments (0)
Become a funder and suddenly you're the funniest, smartest, and best-looking person in the room. But what if a simple joke like this reveals an underlying truth about inherent power dynamics that exist between funders, nonprofits, and constituents? Funders need to realize that the perspectives of individuals and communities who are directly affected by issues can be quite different that those of nonprofits.
10 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Disaster Philanthropy
September 16 | Alex Parkinson, Communications Institute Co-Leader, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Is your company's disaster philanthropy strategy optimized? September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, the perfect time to review your strategy to ensure that your company is taking a holistic view of disaster preparedness, from long before a disaster hits to long after.
Five Ways Nonprofits Can Mitigate Potential Backlash Related To Their Boards and Wealthy Donors
September 09 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
Can nonprofits' high-profile board members be a liability? Many nonprofits are increasingly reliant on the treasures of wealthy individuals and their foundations to support basic services, programs and overhead. But board members and major donors should be acting in ways that are consistent with the nonprofit's culture and values, and potential issues should be exposed and explored in a thoughtful and transparent manner.
Q&A with James Sisco: Managing Social Risks
August 28 | Alex Parkinson, Communications Institute Co-Leader, The Conference Board | James R. Sisco, Founder and CEO, ENODO Global | Comments (0)
Is your company threatened by population-based activities and negative public perception? Social risks are responsible for the removal of more CEOs in the past three years than in the past 30 years combined. Companies must realize and address their social risk exposure.
New WPI Research Reveals Why Feminist Giving is Better
August 21 | Kiersten Marek, Founder, Philanthropy Women | Comments (0)
Are women better philanthropists than men? new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) finds that women’s foundations and funds donors—the vast majority of whom are women—are doing more with less, getting more impact with their philanthropy, and are less likely to be doing it for religious or tax shelter reasons.