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School is Out – Now Change the World
By Susan Carey Dempsey on July 13, 2011 | No Comment
School is Out – Now Change the World

There was a time when summer vacations gave young people a chance to do something creative, to stretch their imaginations or see where their ambitions might lead them. That could mean anything from weaving a …

A Brighter Future for Women – One Stitch at a Time
By Susan Carey Dempsey on May 9, 2011 | No Comment
A Brighter Future for Women – One Stitch at a Time

This week, onPhilanthropy goes back to our roots, reconnecting with Tamara Backer Tepper, who led Changing Our World’s corporate social engagement division for several years. Before leaving New York for Singapore, where her husband Jason …

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 …

Commentary – The Social Innovation Fund: Innovation for What?
By Pablo Eisenberg on June 20, 2010 | 10 Comments
Commentary – The  Social Innovation Fund: Innovation for What?

Although the Obama Administration has asserted that it wants to support and strengthen nonprofit organizations, it has neither understood the vastness, diversity and needs of the nonprofit community nor launched a serious initiative …

News Briefing: Giving it Away
By Kate Golden on March 10, 2008 | One Comment

The New York Times Magazine’s Money Issue is devoted to philanthropy.  From celebrity involvement in social causes to the increasing use of metrics in grant-making, this week’s issue is worth checking out. 

News Briefing: A Capitalist Jolt for Charity
By Kate Golden on February 25, 2008 | No Comment

Social entrepreneurs treat charitable contributions more like venture capital investments.  [New York Times]

The New York Philharmonic becomes the most prominent U.S. cultural institution to visit North Korea.  [Associated Press]

Climate Change Commitments: Investments Yes, Philanthropy Perhaps
By Tom Watson on September 27, 2007 | 2 Comments
Climate Change Commitments: Investments Yes, Philanthropy Perhaps

Commitment is the widest of words here at the Clinton Global Initiative. A "commitment" can range from a small philanthropic gift or the start of a modest foundation to a global investment running to ten …

Wealth & Giving Forum: Personal Passion Leverages Funding
By Tom Watson on July 12, 2007 | One Comment

A lot of numbers made the rounds at the Wealth & Giving Forum’s gathering for philanthropic families at the Greenbrier last weekend: the many millions who live on a dollar or day a less, the …

Wealth & Giving Forum: Breaking Generational Stereotypes
By Tom Watson on July 11, 2007 | One Comment

Think philanthropy is the province of later-in-life multi-millionaires whose major life’s work is behind them? Think again. Philanthropy is all the rage on the online social networks, as young Americans wear their causes as important …

Live from Google: Video Highlights
By Tom Watson on April 14, 2007 | No Comment

In addition to our coverage from guest blogger Janice Schoos, here are some video highlights from the Global Philanthropy Conference at Google:
Interview of Google
founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, along with Dr. Larry Brilliant,
Executive Director …

Live from Google: Now is the Time to Make a Difference
By Tom Watson on April 14, 2007 | No Comment

We continue our coverage from the finay day of the Global Philanthropy Forum at Google with this report from guest blogger Janice Schoos, senior managing director at our sister company Archimede Philanthropy Partners:
On the final …

Live from Google: Alternative Approaches to Financing Social Change
By Tom Watson on April 13, 2007 | No Comment

We continue our coverage from the Global Philanthropy Forum at Google with this reporter from guest blogger Janice Schoos, senior managing director at our sister company Archimede Philanthropy Partners:
While the name of the conference is …

News Briefing: ‘Philanthrocapitalism’ Discussed at Global Philanthropy Forum
By Kate Golden on April 13, 2007 | No Comment

University of Virgina gets largest gift in its history – $100 million will establish the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.  [Associated Press]

Thomas Jefferson University sells second painting by Thomas Eakins.  [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Leading …

Live from Google: Time for Philanthropy 3.0?
By Tom Watson on April 12, 2007 | One Comment
Live from Google: Time for Philanthropy 3.0?

Guest blogger Janice Schoos, senior managing director at our sister company Archimede Philanthropy Partners, is in Mountain View this week for the Global Philanthropy Forum at Google. She files this report:
This week, Google hosts the …

What If? Headlines from the Future
By Tom Watson on April 6, 2007 | No Comment

One last post from last week’s Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford. At the awards ceremony, the Skoll Foundation showed a brilliant bit of video that wrote some "future headlines" aimed at showing …

What Social Entrepreneurs Think (Hint: More Capital Needed)
By Tom Watson on April 2, 2007 | No Comment

One of the highlights of the 4th annual Skoll Forum for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford was the release of an in-depth survey marking the current attitudes of people working in the sector. Growing Opportunity: Entrepreneurial …

Remains of the Day: Fundraising Still Job One
By Tom Watson on March 29, 2007 | No Comment

It took Martin Fisher, the co-founder and CEO of Kickstart, all of 30 seconds to answer the question on the biggest thing he’d learned at this 4th annual Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship:
"There is …

Gabriel on Personal Motivation
By Tom Watson on March 29, 2007 | No Comment

Peter Gabriel has been a real presence at Skoll the past few days, and it’s clear he’s personally motivated to effect change. Here’s his presentation from last evening:

Live-Blogging Larry
By Tom Watson on March 29, 2007 | No Comment
Live-Blogging Larry

Like some rock star from another country (the nation state known as Google), Larry Brilliant of Google.org took the stage in Oxford this morning at the Skoll World Forum and declared himself an eternal optimist. …

Ending Torture: One Skoll Story
By Tom Watson on March 29, 2007 | No Comment

Alternative funding, return on social investment, new structures for financing and sustainability. All important, but they hardly carry the human story, do they? With hundreds of social entrepreneurs here in Oxford for the Skoll World …

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