Posts tagged to 'Mission and values'

Adaptive Leadership as a Reflective Practice

Posted by Caroline Williamson and Jan Jaffe on October 10, 2017

I wanted to explore whether philanthropy practitioners have used adaptive leadership, the framework developed by Dr. Ronald Heifetz and colleagues at Harvard’s Kennedy School, as a form of reflective practice. Those programs are funded by the B. Robert Williamson Jr. Foundation. I wanted to learn how this foundation came to support a form of reflective practice as capacity building, and that’s how I began my conversation with the foundation’s Executive Director, Caroline Williamson.

Finding the Slack: Millennials, Family Wealth, and Philanthropy

Posted by Katy Rees on October 6, 2017

As we continue to navigate the generational differences that face our society, I encourage you to explore a few insights from a millennial embracing her family’s wealth through philanthropy.

Resolution & Transformation

Posted by Robins Foundation on October 4, 2017

At Robins Foundation, our board and staff aspires to connect equity with transformational change for children and families across our region. We are reflecting on opportunities in our own organization. This includes our governance, our management and our process of funding. This includes raising our awareness and deeper understanding of the past and its influence on dialogues locally and beyond.

A Peek Into Impact Investing for Foundations

Posted by Stephanie Cohn-Rupp on September 29, 2017

We are seeing more family foundations committing their assets (both endowment and “payout”) to impact investing, regardless of asset size. The reasons are multiple and depend on the family, but we are starting to notice some trends.

Set a New Table, Create a “Safe Zone” for Effective Family Philanthropy

Posted by Bruce DeBoskey on September 21, 2017

Multigenerational family philanthropy creates a unique opportunity for every family to set a new table so that all adult and young adult family members are invited to sit, share, develop and act upon common values and goals around money and philanthropy.

Renewal and the Healthy Family Foundation

Posted by Virginia Esposito on August 31, 2017

How does the “B+” or even the “A+” organization stay that way, vigorously committed to the revitalizing promise of renewal? And what can members of newer family foundations learn from those who have successfully been meeting these challenges?

You Can't Fund Equity Without Sweat Equity

Posted by Lenore Hanisch and Zarina Parpia on August 24, 2017

Whether you are explicitly focused on social or economic justice, or if you focus on education, community development, the arts, or the environment, we at Quixote think applying an equity lens to your work is one of the most timely and mutually beneficial paths a funder can take.

A Compass Only Works When You Trust It

Posted by Henry Berman on August 17, 2017

Like a compass, values guide us toward decisions that align with who we are. But a compass only works when you trust it. When you find yourself surrounded by disruptive activities, I encourage you to call on your values and find direction in them.

Focused Mission Statements Help Donors Decide Where to Direct Their Money

Posted by Bruce DeBoskey on July 27, 2017

Creation of a good mission statement is a worthwhile endeavor. It involves and educates current and future stakeholders, enforces focus, clarifies decision-making, and provides valuable information to nonprofits and other donors alike.

Why Families Should Start Thinking About Mission-Related Investing

Posted by Stephanie Cohn-Rupp on July 7, 2017

Mission Investing has gained momentum, and has many families and foundations wondering if their assets are in support of the causes and issues that are the most meaningful to them.

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