One of the things I most enjoy about working in philanthropy — besides knowing that my work ultimately helps people to improve their lives and communities — is the “sharing culture” of philanthropy. Everyone wants to help everyone else out.
We just identified promising practices for helping young people transition out of foster care, so we wrote it up in this report in hopes that you can use it to benefit foster care kids in your community.
We’ve interviewed experts across the United States to determine how best to provide general operating support grants, and we’d like to share our findings with you.
Here’s what we’ve done to prepare our foundation for a disaster, and we will be giving a free webinar in hopes that you can learn from our mistakes.
You are helping a foundation learn about effective evaluation strategies? Sure, I’d be happy to talk to you and tell you how we evaluate impact.
I launched IdeaMail, my firm’s e-newsletter, in 2005 in the same spirit: To share ideas, strategies, and resources of interest to people who work in the field of philanthropy. I created the Philanthropy411 blog with this same spirit in mind. We’re all trying to make the world a better place, and by sharing information with foundations, nonprofits, and one another, we can maximize our impact and succeed.