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Funder Spotlight: Latino Community Foundation

By May 8, 2018

Latino Community Foundation (LCF) is breaking the old paradigms of community foundations by investing in building power—and partnership—among Latino donors and community leaders throughout California. When Jacqueline Garcel (pictured left) took the helm as CEO two and half years ago, the foundation began to shift its practices to elevate the power and potential of California’s…

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From Uncomfortable Truths to Courageous Action

By May 3, 2018

Note: This post originally appeared on Social Velocity. The 2018 GEO National Conference came to a close today, and 950 of us headed back to our respective cities, families, teams, and desks with fresh connections, conversations, and challenges to integrate back into our daily lives.  I’ll admit that there are times when I come home…

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Funder Spotlight: Daphne Foundation

By April 17, 2018

The Daphne Foundation is a New York-based foundation whose mission is geared toward advancing a more equitable, fair and peaceful New York City.  The foundation recently updated its grantmaking practices to be more reflective of its values, a core component of which is trusting the leadership and power of people most affected by systemic inequality….

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Cultivating Proximity and Trust in Philanthropy

By April 10, 2018

“When it comes to donating money, whom do you trust?” This was the headline of a recent New York Times piece by Ann Carrns that extolls the virtues of philanthropic advisers who help “idealistic” donors who may be “blind to potential faults in the groups they support.” While we don’t deny the value of experienced…

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Funder Spotlight: Proteus Fund

By March 27, 2018

Proteus Fund is a public foundation that partners with individual donors and foundations to design and manage collaborative grantmaking on a range of social issues—from curbing the growing influence of money in politics to advancing marriage equality and protecting civil liberties in an age of heightened national security. Even with three distinct funding initiatives with…

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