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Jul 4 2020

Sending Help Fast: Setting Up & Managing Emergency Grants in Times of Crisis

There’re no definitive guidelines for how to act in a crisis, but there are a few actionable strategies that can help you thoughtfully and efficiently set up and manage emergency grants. Grantmaking is close to an art. Honing the process of setting up a grant, collecting applications, selecting the right fits, and then reporting on …

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Nov 22 2019

Why Giving for Core Mission Support Matters

By Anne Phillips and Melinda Mosier This post originally appeared on the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation website and has been reshared from the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s blog. As you read this, a nonprofit organization is keeping a mother and children safe from domestic abuse. An elder knows that someone from Meals-on-Wheels will be coming …

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Nov 22 2019

Making Philanthropy More Business-Like is a Big Mistake

By Larry Kramer, President, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation November 7, 2019 This post first appeared on India Development Review and has been reshared from The Center for Effective Philanthropy. A lot of people today talk about how philanthropy needs to be more business-like, about how we need to incorporate principles from the for-profit …

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Sep 19 2019

In Defense of Nuance – Darren Walker

We cannot let the perfect be the enemy of progress. Within complexity and nuance, we find hope for the year ahead. Dear Colleagues and Friends: As I begin my seventh year as president of the Ford Foundation, I find myself reflecting on all that has changed in our world since 2013. If asked to encapsulate …

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