Story Telling for Good

By November 25, 2011

By Pia Infante What better time of year than now, and what better time in human history than now, is there to highlight and focus on stories of good? It’s been an intense year politically, financially, socially for many – and, as we bring the year to a close, I’m led to look for what’s…

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Mindful Media

By September 28, 2011

By John Esterle Recently, I was fortunate to attend Images and Voices of Hope’s annual Summit. The people, the setting, and what transpired left me feeling, in a word, hopeful! Corny, I know, but there it is. I’m honored IVOH has posted some closing reflections I shared at the end of the summit, which can…

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New Trends in Philanthropy?

By September 13, 2011

By John Esterle Paul Connolly has contributed a thoughtful post examining what he calls the humanistic and technocratic approaches to philanthropy. He makes the case that rather than argue which approach leads to better results, funders might be wise to consider adopting a balanced perspective that combines the strengths of each. Certainly, he argues, there…

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More Than Money – Foundations As Strategic Partners

By June 22, 2011

By Chris Gates, Executive Director, PACE – Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement As one of 38 affinity groups of the Council on Foundations, people are often confused about the role that we play in the philanthropic sector. PACE, and other affinity groups like it, works as a learning collaborative of funders doing work in the…

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No time for Learning?

By May 18, 2011

By John Esterle May 19, 2011 How do you build in learning when there’s no time to learn? Grantcraft asked its readers (primarily grantmakers) that question and over 1,400 people responded. Grantcraft has captured the major themes that emerged from this survey in a concise new paper they just put out. Here are their main…

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