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Funders Warn J-Schools:Lag at Your Own Risk
By Susan Carey Dempsey on August 9, 2012 | No Comment
Funders Warn J-Schools:Lag at Your Own Risk

In a provocative open letter to America’s university presidents, six major funders have called for journalism schools to adopt the “teaching hospital” model of education, using professionals in residence as a powerful resource. The letter …

Komen Stumbles, Recovers…Can the Damage be Undone?
By Susan Carey Dempsey on February 3, 2012 | No Comment
Komen Stumbles, Recovers…Can the Damage be Undone?

Among members of the philanthropic, political and healthcare sectors, a loud snap was distinctly heard today, as the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation suffered a sharp case of whiplash. In a statement this …

View from the UN on the Future for Women
By Ayca Ariyoruk on October 24, 2011 | No Comment
View from the UN on the Future for Women

Recently, Michelle Bachelet, former president of Chile and the new head of the United Nations supra-entity on women, spoke with Turkish Philanthropy Funds about several topics, including women, philanthropy, and power. Today, as the UN …

Helping the Most Vulnerable: Handicap International and the Hilton Prize
By Tom Watson on May 9, 2011 | One Comment
Helping the Most Vulnerable: Handicap International and the Hilton Prize

Three weeks ago at the 10th annual Global Philanthropy Forum, Handicap International received the 2011 Hilton Humanitarian Prize at the ceremony in Redwood City. Formed in 1982 by two French doctors to help Cambodians …

Nonprofits Invited to Connect to New Funding Resource
By Susan Carey Dempsey on March 8, 2011 | No Comment
Nonprofits Invited to Connect to New Funding Resource

A new channel has recently become available for nonprofits to streamline their search for foundation funding. Developed by the firm  Foundation Source, which provides support services for nearly 1,000 private foundations, the network is known …

Gates Letter Presses Case for Polio Drive, Sustaining Aid
By Susan Carey Dempsey on January 31, 2011 | One Comment
Gates Letter Presses Case for Polio Drive, Sustaining Aid

In his third annual letter on Philanthropy, released this morning, Bill Gates  placed the emphasis on his commitment to the fight to eradicate polio. In recent days, Gates has lined up major partners in this …

One Giving Sector Prognosticator Looks Forward – and Back
By Tom Watson on January 16, 2011 | No Comment
One Giving Sector Prognosticator Looks Forward – and Back

This is the tail end of the busy season for experienced prognosticators, and few in the social sector are as voluble (or respected) as Lucy Bernholz, who blogs at Philanthropy2173 and runs Blueprint …

Dancing in the Streets
By Susan Carey Dempsey on November 3, 2010 | No Comment
Dancing in the Streets

Springing opera, ballet, classical music on unsuspecting crowds through “Random Acts” seeks to bring culture to wherever potential supporters may gather.

Haiti Rebuilding Spotlighted at CGI Amid Calls for More Help
By Susan Carey Dempsey on September 23, 2010 | No Comment
Haiti Rebuilding Spotlighted at CGI Amid Calls for More Help

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One of the elements in CGI 2010 that has elicited the greatest interest is the recovery effort in Haiti. The destruction resulting from the earthquake has been one of the most challenging, among numerous …

Girl Effect Ripples Beyond CGI 2010
By Susan Carey Dempsey on September 23, 2010 | No Comment
Girl Effect Ripples Beyond CGI 2010

Among hundreds of hours of panel discussions, millions of dollars in commitments and dozens of programs and partnerships undertaken at the Clinton Global Initiative, one of the galvanizing moments was the premiere of the new …

Buffett to Ultra-rich: Meet Me Halfway
By Susan Carey Dempsey on June 18, 2010 | One Comment
Buffett to Ultra-rich: Meet Me Halfway

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This week’s blockbuster $600 billion philanthropic challenge from Warren Buffett has made headlines, but it’s a story that’s been building behind the scenes for several years. As reported in Fortune this week by …

Mo Ibrahim Hailed for Cutting-Edge Philanthropy
By Susan Carey Dempsey on June 4, 2010 | No Comment

Dr. Mo Ibrahim was awarded the Raymond Georis Prize for Innovative Philanthropy yesterday in Brussels, the latest recognition of his groundbreaking initiative to encourage and reward excellence in government in African nations. The Sudanese-born mobile …

Women’s Empowerment Dominates Clinton CSR Forum
By Susan Carey Dempsey on May 14, 2010 | No Comment
Women’s Empowerment Dominates Clinton CSR Forum

While former president Bill Clinton shared the stage with a rather traditional-looking panel of men in suits at yesterday’s Clinton Global Initiative forum on Corporate Social Responsibility, it was Cherie Blair’s announcement of an initiative …

Foundations Responded Strongly to Crisis: Study
By Tom Watson on May 13, 2010 | No Comment

Did the country’s foundations pull back hard to preserve capital during the worst of the economic downtown – or did they respond quickly to societal needs in hard times? A new study suggests the latter. The …

Jewish Philanthropic Leader Calls for Using ‘The Other 95 Percent’
By Tom Watson on April 15, 2010 | No Comment

The president of the Jewish Funders Network has told a conference of prominent philanthropists to aim to put more than five percent of the funds in private foundations to work for worthy causes. According to …

News Briefing: Bill Gates Commits $10 Billion for Vaccines Over the Next Decade
By Kate Golden on February 1, 2010 | No Comment

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will spend $10 billion to develop and deliver vaccines to children in the developing world.  [USA Today]

A federal arbitration panel rules that Louisiana would receive $474.8 million – nearly …

News Briefing: Mayo Clinic’s Philanthropy Campaign Raises $1.35 Billion
By Kate Golden on January 27, 2010 | No Comment

Mayo Clinic raises $1.35 billion despite a weak economy.  [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

The Gates Foundation plans to raise its health funding aimed to reduce maternal mortality in Malawi.  [Reuters]

News Briefing: After ‘Mistakes,’ Wyclef Jean Group Gets New Accountants
By Kate Golden on January 25, 2010 | No Comment

Bill Gates remains enthusiastic after his first year of full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  [Seattle Times]

The "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, led by George Clooney and Wyclef Jean, has raised more …

News Briefing: For Shanghai Fair, Famous Fund-Raiser Delivers
By Kate Golden on January 4, 2010 | No Comment

Hillary Clinton raises $54 million in nine months for the U.S. pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010.  [New York Times]

Some medical marijuana millionaires turn to philanthropy.  [New York Times]

Ruth Lilly, a philanthropist who gave away …

Win-Win-Win-Win Philanthropy: Corporate Philanthropists, Advertisers, Marketers & Nonprofits Must Work Together to Achieve Maximum Impact
By Maureen Flynn on December 23, 2009 | No Comment

Corporate philanthropy trends are showing an increasingly significant amount of overlap among cause marketing, corporate philanthropy, public relations and CSR -  unsurprisingly so, as companies continue to recognize their potential to receive recognition not only …

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