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Dashboards for philanthropy

You hear a lot from funders these days about their hunger for “dashboards” that display the latest information to guide their decision-making. Dashboards have taken over the corporate sector as part of the “business intelligence” […]

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A Dignity Gap

Since I made such a big thing about dignity in my last post, can we acknowledge something like a “dignity gap?” Not trying to introduce new jargon, but the notion is this: We’re familiar with […]

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Urgency and Opportunity

Highway markers, we’ve discovered, make great reading. Posted by state and regional historical societies all along State, US, and Federal highways, they provide lessons and insight into what happened right there, where you’re standing, in […]

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Headless, heartless, clueless

There is no argument in philanthropy less productive than the supposed fight between strategic vs. heartfelt grantmaking. It’s the “versus” that creates the problem, suggesting never the twain shall meet. Simplified as “getting donors to […]

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Drive-by evaluation

Returning from a month-long road trip to Los Angeles and back, putting 6100 miles onto our homey little Vistabule teardrop trailer, traveling mostly the blue highways of the West and staying mostly in county or […]

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The “Good particle”

Now that physicists have confirmed the discovery of the Higgs bosun (the sub-atomic “God particle”), the world can turn its attention to pursuit of Mayer’s bosun, the elementary particle that defines Social Benefit resulting from […]