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What’s Next for Philanthropy?

From the Washington Post: Washington-area philanthropy is becoming unabashedly business-minded. Practices such as impact investing and public-private partnerships that were experiments after the recession are now expected to be regular giving habits for many do-gooders. And that’s just for starters. Capital Business caught up with a few local philanthropy thought leaders to see what’s next…

White House Honors Community Foundation Centennial

President Obama celebrated the 100th anniversary of the community foundation movement with a convening at the White House on December 2, which was also Giving Tuesday. Council of Foundations President and CEO Vikki Spruill was among a diverse group of community foundation leaders and other prominent representatives from philanthropy. President Obama said in a statement…

Collaborations Require Ensembles, Not Soloists

Solving The World’s Biggest Problems Takes Ensembles, Not Soloists

From Jeffrey Walker, Vice Chairman, United Nation’s Secretary General’s Envoy for Health Finance and Malaria (via LinkedIn): When I started playing in a jazz band back in the seventh grade, one of the first things I learned was the difference between being a good soloist and being part of a great ensemble. It’s not enough to be…

Philanthropy Week 2014

From the Council on Foundations: 3 Ways to Bring Philanthropy Week to Your Community

Right now, over 200 leaders from across the philanthropic sector are uniting in Washington, D.C. to tell their lawmakers that thriving philanthropy builds thriving communities. As lawmakers contemplate comprehensive tax reform, individual changes to the tax code and the President’s FY2015 budget, we must ensure Washington understands that tax policy matters to philanthropy. Even if…