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UN Women: Power and Leadership
By Ayca Ariyoruk on December 7, 2011 | No Comment
UN Women: Power and Leadership

In a recent issue, onPhilanthropy carried the first part of an article based on an interview with Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile and now head of UN Women. In Part 2, Bachelet talks to …

#OccupyWallStreet, Philanthropy, and Organizing Causes
By Tom Watson on October 16, 2011 | No Comment
#OccupyWallStreet, Philanthropy, and Organizing Causes

Occupy Wall Street, the angry and widespread protest collective that has moved well beyond Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan, is a month old this week. For those of us who work in the nonprofit and …

Free Seminar/Report on Public Finance Crisis for Nonprofits
By Susan Carey Dempsey on October 13, 2011 | No Comment
Free Seminar/Report on Public Finance Crisis for Nonprofits

Our onPhilanthropy readers are invited to a Seminar / Live Webinar – The Public Finance Crisis: Can Philanthropy Shoulder the Burden?
There is still time to register for Tuesday’s seminar and live webinar hosted by onPhilanthropy …

CGI Mobilizes Emergency Response to Horn of Africa
By Susan Carey Dempsey on September 22, 2011 | No Comment
CGI Mobilizes Emergency Response to Horn of Africa

The specter of growing famine on the Horn of Africa impelled a group of humanitarian organizations and corporations to hold a joint press conference at CGI this morning to announce a multi-pronged response in the …

Growing New Models and Deeper Commitments at CGI
By Susan Carey Dempsey on September 21, 2011 | One Comment
Growing New Models and Deeper Commitments at CGI

Once again, more than 1,200 movers and shakers have convened for the Clinton Global Initiative, designed by the former president to engage philanthropists, corporate leaders and heads of state – gathered in New York for …

Building Stronger Communities out of the Rubble
By Susan Carey Dempsey on May 20, 2011 | No Comment
Building Stronger Communities out of the Rubble

 

In the wake of earthquakes that have left unprecedented death and destruction in several countries, the announcement this week of  Dr. Elizabeth Hausler as the recipient of the 2011 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability was …

Government and Philanthropy: Team of Rivals?
By Susan Carey Dempsey on April 27, 2011 | No Comment
Government and Philanthropy: Team of Rivals?

From Egypt to Wisconsin, in the streets and on smart phones, observed Tom Watson, activists are finding their voices and finding their fellow citizens. At a panel discussion on Government and Philanthropy at NYU’s Heyman …

Listening to the Women of Egypt
By Susan Carey Dempsey on February 11, 2011 | One Comment
Listening to the Women of Egypt

It was a fortunate accident of timing that I was reading Stacy Schiff’s fascinating biography of Cleopatra at just the time that the Tahrir Square revolution was unfolding. As Schiff describes it, the Egypt of …

Invest in Egypt’s Courageous Youth
By Susan U. Raymond on February 11, 2011 | One Comment
Invest in Egypt’s Courageous Youth

Egypt is my second home.  I have walked Tahrir and its streets so many times as a student and then as a professional. I know every building I have seen on television. So many memories …

What Does 2011 Hold for Nonprofits?
By Susan Carey Dempsey on January 19, 2011 | One Comment
What Does 2011 Hold for Nonprofits?

The business of making predictions is always chancy, and many of us are reeling from the news that the daily horoscopes we’ve lived by – admit it – are based on zodiac signs that were …

Forging Past Frustration in Haiti
By Susan Carey Dempsey on January 15, 2011 | No Comment

One word rings like a relentless knell through the reports of progress on the one-year anniversary of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake: frustration. In the immediate aftermath of the quake, many leaders who had been actively involved …

Pablo Eisenberg: Unintended Consequences of Giving Pledge’s Good Intentions
By Pablo Eisenberg on January 11, 2011 | 7 Comments
Pablo Eisenberg: Unintended Consequences of Giving Pledge’s Good Intentions

Surveys and research have indicated that very wealthy donors, those giving over $1 million a year, donate almost all their money to universities and colleges, hospitals and medical schools, and museums and art institutions. Only a …

Aid Workers get Skype App for Refugee Hot Spots
By Susan Carey Dempsey on December 6, 2010 | No Comment
Aid Workers get Skype App for Refugee Hot Spots

It’s a problem as old, you might say, as humankind: the plight of refugees seeking sustenance, protection and guidance as they flee their homes in times of crisis. From Adam and Eve on down through …

No Time to Rest in The War Against AIDS
By Susan Carey Dempsey on December 1, 2010 | No Comment
No Time to Rest in The War Against AIDS

Unlike the more or less meaningless observances or ceremonies that have been designated for certain days of the year, World AIDS Day does seem to challenge us to take stock of how much further we need …

Carol Cone: Cause Marketing Is Dead (It’s All About ‘Purpose’)
By Tom Watson on November 8, 2010 | 2 Comments
Carol Cone: Cause Marketing Is Dead (It’s All About ‘Purpose’)

When the mother of cause marketing declares that “cause marketing as we know it is dead,” it’s time to pay attention. So said Carol Cone last week as she introduced the fourth annual Good Purpose …

Bill Clinton Inside the Numbers
By Tom Watson on September 28, 2010 | No Comment
Bill Clinton Inside the Numbers

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We’re here in the media bunker of the old Sheraton on Seventh Avenue, plugged into the sixth annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting – my fifth, as it turns …

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 …

Clinton Kicks Off 6th CGI, Focusing on Disaster Relief
By Susan Carey Dempsey on September 21, 2010 | One Comment
Clinton Kicks Off 6th CGI, Focusing on Disaster Relief

There was a bit of an Irish lilt in the air at the opening of the Clinton Global Initiative this morning. The 42nd president called attention to Haiti, the cause to which he’s deeply devoted, …

Social Outcomes and the Missionary Sell: Lifting Sights, Changing Norms
By Mario Morino on July 14, 2010 | No Comment
Social Outcomes and the Missionary Sell: Lifting Sights, Changing Norms

All this year, I have been writing a blue streak—here, here, and here—on the topic of “managing to outcomes.” In this, the fourth and final column in this series, I will focus on …

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