Funder Q&A: The Power of Listening to Your Grantees

This was originally posted on The Center for Effective Philanthropy website on July 23rd, written by Ethan McCoy.
On June 2, Don Matteson, chief program officer at The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, joined CEP’s Naomi Orensten for an informative and lively webinar about the Grantee Perception Report® (GPR). In the conversation, Don discussed what …   Read more

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New Nexus white paper “Born to Give: A Human Approach to Catalyzing Philanthropy”

First Posted by Nexus on July 22, 2015 on Nexus Blog

For the past five years, Nexus has bridged communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship and given birth to a movement that has spread all over the globe. Why has it been so successful? To better understand the innovation we have brought to the world and …   Read more

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Real Talk on the Real Deal of Unrestricted Funding

While a handful of notable institutional moves toward unrestricted funding have cropped up lately, it is still the case that most funding continues to be program restricted. Here’s a short video where TWI’s own core grantees and funder partners provide “real talk” on what unrestricted funding allows and inspires them and their organizations to do.

To …   Read more

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A Mismatch Between Need and Affluence

This article was first published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, we thought it would be a good one to share. 
American communities with high standards of living often have low charitable giving rates, a new Chronicle analysis finds.
Text by Rebecca Koenig and visuals by Meredith Myers
In a state with a moderate standard of living, Collin County, …   Read more

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