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 experience with our own family foundation and from the opportunities I have had with my TPI colleagues to help other families take their giving to incredibly fulfilling and highly productive levels. The largest foundation in the world is a family foundation powerfully driven by its donors’ strategic and wel

Katrina @ 5

February 2, 2010

The five-year anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita are coming up this fall, and to mark the occasion more than 30 organization are gathering in New Orleans next month at a conference called Katrina @ 5: Partners in Philanthropy.
The purpose of the gathering is to explore philanthropy's role as a partner in disaster response, rebuilding, and transformation, and to examine what's worked, what hasn't, and what is yet to be done.

Six Ways You Can Maximize the Upside

December 11, 2009

Today, in my final post, I want to offer specific suggestions for Intrepid Philanthropists who want to maximize the upsides of transparency.
I want to start about by acknowledging—transparently—that my preaching below is ahead of my practice. These suggestions represent an amalgam of what I’ve observed from some of the country’s most forward-thinking grantmakers. No one grantmaker that we’re aware of does all of these things.


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