Voices from the Field Posts

Why We Accept Proposals Written for Other Funders

Posted by Lisa Pilar Cowan on April 12, 2018

As soon as we determined the ‘what,’ we started to rethink the ‘how’ of our approach to grantmaking.

Letting Kids Decide What it Means to Be “Green”

Posted by Ellen Sabin on April 10, 2018

Teaching children the importance of helping others and taking care of the world around them is an essential part of building character. It is also important to encourage children to think about what they want to do to make the world a better place so they can truly understand the power of their actions.

The Jacobs Family Foundation: Supporting Resident-Driven Community Ownership

Posted by Andrew Hapke on April 5, 2018

In a country where wealth is increasingly concentrated and the role of the government as a redistributive force is debated constantly, can we be an example of how individuals and families can redistribute their wealth in their own way?

Emotionally Invested: A Collection of Articles about Impact Investing

Posted by Tiedemann Wealth Management on April 4, 2018

Impact investing seeks a return from one’s investments other than a strictly financial return. For the majority of impact investors, that means they seek a general or specific environmental, social or governance outcome, in addition to a financial return, from their investments.

Transmitting Generosity to Daughters & Sons

Posted by Andrea Pactor on March 27, 2018

This report suggests the need for parents to be more active and intentional in instilling values of generosity and philanthropy in all of their children, regardless of gender.

Honoring the Different Generations: The Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation

Posted by Elaine Gast Fawcett on March 26, 2018

When Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez discovered gas and oil on their ranch on the border of Mexico and Texas, they became multimillionaires overnight. However their values didn’t change.

The Future of African American Philanthropy

Posted by Gasby Brown on March 20, 2018

As the demography of America changes, the face of philanthropy is changing along with it. While African Americans have a tradition of giving, new data on African American donors gives us a clearer picture of the future of philanthropy in the U.S.

Adam Rockefeller Growald’s Secret to Success in the Boardroom

Posted by Kylie Musolf on March 19, 2018

For seasoned trustees: Are you preparing your young people for success?

Nothing Should Keep Us from Listening

Posted by Lindsay Louie on March 13, 2018

CEP’s new report, Staying Connected: How Five Foundations Understand Those They Seek to Help, profiles five foundations that rank among the top 15 percent of foundations that commissioned a Grantee Perception Report (GPR) between 2016 and 2017. My biggest takeaway from this research? Nothing should keep us from listening!

Achieve Podcast: Building Awareness and Attention for Social Causes

Posted by Derrick Feldmann and Stacey Faella on March 8, 2018

Listen to Woodcock Foundation’s Executive Director Stacey Faella in conversation with Achieve’s President Derrick Feldmann about building awareness and attention for social causes.

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