Philanthropy Lessons: Who Knows More?

By April 27, 2016

[This article was first published here on our partners Exponent Philanthropy’s site] Let’s say you own a company that makes energy bars. You wouldn’t dream of releasing a new product line without seeing if your fitness-focused target buyers liked it. Similarly, a foundation should not launch a new grant program without checking in with the…

Read more

Funder Q&A: The Power of Listening to Your Grantees

By July 31, 2015

This was originally posted on The Center for Effective Philanthropy website on July 23rd, written by Ethan McCoy. On June 2, Don Matteson, chief program officer at The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, joined CEP’s Naomi Orensten for an informative and lively webinar about the Grantee Perception Report® (GPR). In the conversation, Don discussed…

Read more

New Nexus white paper “Born to Give: A Human Approach to Catalyzing Philanthropy”

By July 24, 2015

First Posted by Nexus on July 22, 2015 on Nexus Blog For the past five years, Nexus has bridged communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship and given birth to a movement that has spread all over the globe. Why has it been so successful? To better understand the innovation we have brought to the world…

Read more

A Mismatch Between Need and Affluence

By July 16, 2015

This article was first published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, we thought it would be a good one to share.  American communities with high standards of living often have low charitable giving rates, a new Chronicle analysis finds. Text by Rebecca Koenig and visuals by Meredith Myers In a state with a moderate standard of…

Read more