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 their shoulders to the wheels. Until it does, and becomes more relevant to today’s society, we will continue to see mean-spirited systems and markets that contribute to substantial human suffering, and highly mediocre levels of philanthropic organization performance. Jan 9, 2008.
This parable is useful for illustrating a key dilemma in philanthropy: Do we use our charitable resources to save drowning babies one at a time, or do we look upstream for the causes of casualties […]
Endorsed as essential reading in the field, this small book summarizes the workings and accomplishments of the Ford/MacArthur Leadership Program for Community Foundations. The initiative, operated between 1987 and 1993, had many design features key […]
Can community foundations learn, if given the opportunity, to be effective vehicles for channeling support low-income neighborhood organizations, while increasing their own resources, grantmaking skills, and leadership role in the community? That was the question […]