Month: April 2016

Speaking about “Best Practices of Extraordinary Grantmakers” in Pennsylvanina

I had a great time last week speaking to foundation trustees and CEOs from across Northeastern Pennsylvania, on the topic of “5 Best Practices of Extraordinary Grantmakers”. Thanks to the NEPA Alliance, NEPA Grantmakers Forum, and the Moses Taylor Foundation for hosting me! You can download your free copy of my Guide to 5 Best …

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Transactional vs. Transformative Transparency

This blog, written by myself and Elizabeth Russell, was originally posted on the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s blog, and is reposted here with permission. The Center for Effective Philanthropy’s (CEP) new report on transparency is a very valuable tool for introspection for individual foundations — and the wider field of philanthropy — to think about …

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Similar and Different: 5 Key Shifts from Hospital Board to Private Foundation Board

The sale of a nonprofit hospital or health plan to a for-profit company can yield a great deal of change for a community, including the creation of a new, independent foundation created from the proceeds of the sale. In many cases, these new entities represent a significant new source of community wealth – and where …

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6 Mistakes Philanthropists Make During a Crisis (And What They Can Do Instead)

Don’t let delusional altruism hinder your impact! Learn valuable tips to improve your giving during tumultuous times.