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Category: "Partners" (16 posts)

Big Philanthropy’s Social Impact Depends on Its Social License
January 14, 2016

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative opened up an important debate on how “big philanthropy” relates to the broader community. Policy & Research Manager Krystian Seibert of Philanthropy Australia explores what kind of actions can enhance this relationship to maximize philanthropy’s social impact.

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A Dash of Diversity and a Cup of Reality
December 15, 2015

Dolores Estrada, director of grant operations at the California Endowment, describes the value and importance of collecting critical data to assist nonprofits to better serve the needs of California’s diverse communities and track the progress of the foundation and grantees. The foundation’s Diversity Audit has helped spurred internal and external conversations on diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Beyond Money: Foundations Can Create Change by Building Communities
December 3, 2015

Mark Schmitt, who directs the political reform program and is director of studies at New America, delves into politics and foundation funding for democracy. Mapping tools can aid in promoting transparency and accountability.

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Capacity Building Session Livestream Available for Viewing
May 19, 2015

Did you miss the April 29 Capacity Building session at our San Francisco office? Don't worry! We've got a livestream recording for you to watch.

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The McKnight Foundation’s Strategic Framework, Updated for 2015-2017
March 27, 2015

The McKnight Foundation unveils their new Strategic Framework for 2015-17. The Foundation employed a collaborative approach to create the new Framework, incorporating feedback from partners and grantees.

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Webinar TOMORROW: The PDF is the Enemy
December 1, 2014

Tomorrow, Tuesday December 2, the Communications Network will host a webinar: The PDF is the Enemy. Organization experts will weigh in on the benefits of abandoning this file format, including Janet Camarena, leader of the Glasspockets effort.

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