Ford/MacArthur Leadership Program for Community Foundations between 1987 and 1993. The initiative, one of the best ever for stimulating useful growth in smaller community foundations, had many design features key to its successful results. The book details these features and contains lessons for growing useful community foundations and making them useful to communities.
Op-Ed: Philanthropy Must Address Structural Inequities (pdf) By Steven E. Mayer. Until foundations address the structural inequities that contribute significantly to human suffering, their own effectiveness will be limited. … Philanthropic organizations can and must put […]
Saving the Babies: A Clash of Philanthropic Approaches (pdf) By Steven E. Mayer. A parable is used to illustrate a key dilemma in philanthropy: Do we use our charitable resources to save drowning babies one at […]
Community Philanthropy: Strategies for Impacting Vulnerable Populations (pdf) By Steven E. Mayer. A paper written while Scholar in Residence, Center for Community Philanthropy, Clinton School of Public Service, University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Dated May 1, 2009.