Share the Power: Reflections on Transparency from the Bush Foundation

Posted on October 3, 2017 by Jennifer Ford Reedy

NOTE: Jen Ford Reedy is President of the Bush Foundation. On the occasion of her fifth anniversary leading the foundation, she reflects through this five-part series for the Glasspockets blog her staff and board’s efforts to make the Bush Foundation more permeable.   There’s a famous philanthropy quote that defines foundations as “a large body of money completely surrounded by… Read More

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint Series

Posted on December 6, 2016 by Lucy Bernholz

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2017 is an annual industry forecast about the ways we use private resources for public benefit. The Blueprint provides an overview of the current landscape, points to major trends, and directs your attention to horizons where you can expect some important breakthroughs in 2018… Read More

Perpetuity or limited lifespan: How do family foundations decide?

Posted on April 3, 2009 by David Wolcheck, Loren Renz

In recent years, foundation donors and leaders have engaged in an increasing number of conversations on the phenomenon of foundation “spenddown,”or limited lifespan. These discussions have been spurred by the heightened visibility of individual philanthropists who have announced their intention to limit their foundation’s lifespan and by the fact that many family foundations created in the 1980s and 1990s are now facing a transition in leadership that leads them to consider foundation lifespan options that may be open to them… Read More

Literature of the Nonprofit Sector

Posted on October 30, 2004 by Foundation Center

This searchable database on philanthropy and nonprofit literature incorporates the unique contents of the Foundation Center’s five libraries and contains more than 22,953 full bibliographic citations, of which more than 15,438 have descriptive abstracts. It is updated daily… Read More

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