Living in Minneapolis I’ve followed the life of our dearly beloved Prince perhaps more than others have. I’d heard nothing, though, about Prince’s philanthropy. So at his untimely death, I was very struck by Van […]
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 […]
Can community foundations learn, if given the opportunity, to be effective vehicles for channeling support to low-income neighborhood organizations while increasing their own resources, grantmaking skills, and leadership role in the community? That was the […]
Dashboards for philanthropy are all the rage. Dashboards have taken over the corporate sector as part of the “business intelligence” movement. Websites such as Tableau or Phocas have sprung up offering displays of dials and […]
Some of you have asked the meaning of social justice. “Social justice” is a hot-button term, drawing anger, indignation, and passion. You already knew that. Why “social justice” is a hot-button term “Social justice” gets […]
On this site you’ll see how useful program evaluation can connect with effective philanthropy, social justice, nonprofit management, and community development. Useful program evaluation is illustrated with each of these titles: Wanted: Better Evaluation Practices […]
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 … Jan 9, 2008.
The “assets model of community development,” as distinct from the “deficits model,” has really caught on in philanthropy in the last 30 years. Articulated first by John McKnight at the Asset-Based Community Development Institute, the […]