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In Changing the Game, Paul S. Grogan, President and CEO of The Boston Foundation, traces the development of The Boston Foundation’s civic leadership model and the Foundation’s evolution...
Professor Joel L. Fleishman's fourth annual report on spend-down at the AVI CHAI Foundation chronicles a period of exciting, promising, and sustained—indeed, reassuring—action and...
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April 7, 2014
The idea of limiting the lifetime of a foundation has become so popular (at least in the financial media, and evidently among
April 2, 2014
A few days after writing about the search for breakthrough innovations in philanthropy, I caught up with the
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March 18, 2014
In a recent talk at the Foundation Impact Research Group (FIRG), the president of the
February 28, 2014
What does it take to develop a clear foundation strategy?  After observing over a dozen FIRG presentations, I think I have finally put my finger on at least part of the answer: inside and outs
February 11, 2014
Several speakers at the Foundation Impact Research Group (FIRG) have observed, at least in passing, that competition among grantees for foundation grant dollars is increasing.
February 6, 2014
You need to be more than a bit interested in foundations to make it all the way through the new president’s letter from the F. B. Heron Foundation. (That’s not just our opinion. Heron President Clara Miller accompanied the letter with...
January 13, 2014
In his multiyear chronicle of the of the AVI CHAI Foundation’s gradual sunset, Center director Joel Fleishman continues to track how the foundation (with ass
January 8, 2014
Discussions of strategic philanthropy, with their emphasis on big ideas and root causes, can sometimes treat the implementation of new policies as essentially a tactical matter —
December 17, 2013
The popularity of time-limited philanthropy, which appears to be growing, runs especially high among two groups of foundation leaders.