Center Faculty Chair Joel Feishman, with his coauthor Tom Tierney of the Bridgespan Group, has an article in today's Fortune magazine online, titled "The New American Philanthropists: Will Their Billions Get Results?"
Barry Varela's blog
About two years ago CSPCS, along with the Fuqua School's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) and the Bridgespan Group, hosted a conference at Duke titled "Scaling Social Impact: What We Know and What We Need to Know." (Session summaries of the conference can be found here.) Out of that conference came a book edited by CASE's Paul Bloom and our own Edward Skloot, Scaling Social Impact: New Thinking
In today's Chronicle of Philanthropy, Thomas Tierney and the Center's Faculty Chair, Joel Fleishman, discuss the recent announcement that 40 very wealthy individuals and families, at the encouragement of Bill and Melinda Gates, have taken the Giving Pledge, promising to donate half their wealth to good causes.
Day one at SEI10, held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan, was attended by close to 400 funders, nonprofits, philanthropy advisers, and others. Robert Steel, former president and CEO of Wachovia Corporation and chairman of the Aspen Institute, and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, delivered keynote addresses. Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, also spoke.
Ventureneer is partnering with Adin Miller Consulting to provide a one-stop resource for insights and news from the Social Impact Exchange: Taking Successful Innovation to Scale conference (cosponsored by the CSPCS) on June 17 and 18, 2010.
Disrupting Philanthropy: Technology and the Future of the Social Sector, by Lucy Bernholz with Edward Skloot and Barry Varela, is now available on the Center's website, at http://cspcs.sanford.duke.edu/publications/disrupting_philanthropy.
Elizabeth McCormack, Deputy Chairman of the Atlantic Philanthropies and Senior Advisor on Charitable Giving, Rockefeller Family & Associates, spoke before the Foundation Impact Research Group a couple of weeks ago. The recording of the event is now available for viewing here. With her usual wit, verve, and irreverance, Ms. McCormack discussed her long and varied career.