Advocacy is an important tool for family philanthropists seeking to address mounting issues of inequality or for those who recognize that funding direct services alone is not enough to create lasting change.
Don’t ask, “What can technology do for me?” Instead ask, “How can I leverage technology to do better?” The right solution should be an extension of your knowledge, talents, and passion...not a replacement.
There are many options for foundations to make these private mission investments and earn relatively low financial returns. But as foundations open more of their endowments to mission investing, they want more market-rate mission investments.
Whether your tool is new or handed down, functional or fixable, the important questions are: Is it the right tool for the job now? Do you want it to last? If so, will it still be useful in 20 years or more?
All funders, big and small, are interested in the impact of their investments. This can be particularly tricky in the realm of international philanthropy where investments are made within diverse cultural contexts. It is critical that individuals and families interested in international giving understand that they too can make a difference.
Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from the Carlson Family Foundation; Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation; the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta; the Zilber Family Foundation; the Ueberroth Family Foundation; the Russell Family Foundation and the Bainum Foundation.