It amazes me how many people think that I’m the president of HP. Anyone who really knows me, after all, knows how much I really, really hate computers. (And don’t get me started on tracked changes. But I digress.) Other people think I work for the Packard Foundation, or for any number of other organizations… Continue reading
The new .NGO and .ONG domains will be released late Summer 2014. Unlike .ORG, the new domains will only be available to NGOs, charities, and nonprofits, which will form a nice international index of verified NGOs. The new domains will be released on a first come, first serve basis, so fill out an expression of… Continue reading .NGO | .ONG Domain Names Available This Summer
I love when companies recognize the power of their sponsorship dollars to make a point, and when they make sure that their values line up with those of the cause they’re putting their name on.Beers with a Social Conscious.
Any of you who read my blog (loyal in my extended blogging absence!) know that the word “networking” is a little dirty to me because the intentions aren’t always as pure as “connecting”. However, I’m asked all the time how I approach networking at conferences. Here are some pointers I share: Do your research beforehand.… Continue reading Tips for “Networking” at a Conference
Interview with Charles R. Bronfman of The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies. We’re doing a project with him through GrantCrant where we’re helping his foundation to achieve transparency about their decision to spend down their endowment by the year 2016. Read more about the series and the first blog post written by Charles.(Source: http://www.youtube.com/)
Listen to this podcast that I produced with a great team at the Foundation Center. It’s the first of four in our new GrantCraft series: Shaping the Future of Philanthropy: Voices from Next Gen Donors In this month-long series, we explore the values, motivations, and stories of the up-and-coming generation of philanthropists. This series complements research… Continue reading
Read my guest post from the Communications Network blog. Here’s an excerpt: Just as wearing animal prints is not right for everyone (and certainly not for me!), not every industry trend fits every organization. Big Data is certainly out there, but foundations would be prudent to think about how to “make it their own” before… Continue reading Philanthropy Fashions: What’s here to stay, and what’s just a trend?
My first blog post for blog.grantcraft.org.Hello, World.
Phenomenal approach to giving charitably. I was able to benefit from Doris Buffett’s gift to Louise Sawyer’s class at Tufts University, and am thrilled to hear that Louise and Doris have grown this into something bigger: a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) where participants learn about giving and then give. Watch the video (it’s cute… Continue reading
I am very excited to begin work for the Foundation Center as the Director of GrantCraft in May! Here’s the press release, and I’ll share more about the position and my work after I officially start. I am so humbled by the incredible experiences I’ve had at the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. I’ve met… Continue reading Announcing… my new job!