Philanthropy, Volunteerism

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Released: 05/2010

A McKinsey & Company white paper discussing how foundations can work together to achieve sector-wide change.

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Released: 12/2012

The Project Streamline Grantmaker Assessment Tool is an online survey that generates a comparative report about your grantmaking processes. This tool will enable you to compare your grantmaking processes to those of other funders, as well as to the principles described in the report, Drowning in Paperwork, Distracted from Purpose.

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Released: 12/2012

A fascinating discussion on the barriers to medical progress with Greg Lucier, CEO of Life Technologies; Debi Brooks, co-founder and executive vice chairman of the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Santosh Kesari, a neuro-oncologist at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

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Topic: EducationPolicy



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Released: 12/2009

Philanthropists and governments have long used prizes to drive innovation and engagement to produce societal benefit, but the use of this powerful instrument is undergoing a renaissance. Philanthropic prizes are growing in number and size, are appearing in new forms, and are being applied to a wider range of societal objectives by a wider range of sponsors than ever before. Not all of the growth has been positive, however, as the many overlapping prizes and growing clutter of the sector attests. In response, current and potential participants are asking when they should use prizes, and how they can develop and deliver effective ones.

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Released: 04/2015

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy developed this paper to provide a fresh, solutions focused framework to help funders address the pressing issue of nonprofit leadership development in ways that are flexible and appropriate across the diversity of the foundation field.

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Released: 02/2015

Representatives of nonprofit organizations awarded grants through Kresge’s Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity Initiative, and other foundation partners, gathered to discuss ways to strengthen climate-resilience in low-income communities. This conversation was part of a two-day convening. Rip Rapson, Kresge's president and CEO, spoke with Marian Urquilla as part of the convening.

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