Intrepid Philanthropist Blog

Is There Still a Place for the Reflective Foundation?

May 21, 2010

I’d like to conclude my stint as an “Intrepid Philanthropist” by asking a question I have been putting for several years: Whatever became of the “learned foundation”? The term refers to a small num

"Disrupting Philanthropy" posted

May 11, 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

Can Corporate Philanthropies Lead?

May 6, 2010

In the midst of the mess in 2009, TPI undertook a qualitative research project to find out what corporate philanthropic leaders—past and present—were thinking and doing. For the most part the respo

Leadership in Family Philanthropy

May 5, 2010

Family foundations—they embody both the best and the worst of philanthropy. I have been a passionate missionary for family philanthropy for nearly 20 years, stemming from both my positive experienc

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