Expenditure Responsibility Rules for Private Foundations

Posted on May 1, 2016 by Learn Foundation Law

The legal staff at the Packard Foundation, Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation and Moore Foundation developed this free, resource, which covers the basic legal rules around expenditure responsibility. It takes less than thirty minutes to complete and features “Maya,” a program officer that helps participants through the course… Read More

Global Giving: Making a World of Difference

Posted on October 29, 2014 by Paula Johnson

This monograph describes through donors' stories the possibilities of global giving. For anyone who is interested in addressing issues beyond our borders, it offers a look at the new infrastructure that has emerged to promote and respond to donors' global interests and provides comprehensive information on the institutions that can help them get involved… Read More

Featured resources for grantmaking, impact, and best practices in disaster management

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Center for Disaster Philanthropy

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy offers a variety of resources for interested donors. Here, you will find best practices from the academic, NGO, and donor communities, each highlighted for its impact on effective giving. Here is a video from the leadership of the Center, followed by their featured resources for grantmaking, impact, and best practices in disaster management. Grantmaking Disaster… Read More

Impact Investing 2.0: The Way Forward

Posted on November 8, 2013 by Ben Thornley, Brenna Mccallick, Cathy Clark, Christopher Cox, Colby Dailey, Daniel Brett, Jed Emerson

But for every pioneer blazing a path forward in impact investing, there are many others waiting at the sidelines.They have indicated they need more robust data about the field’s track record. Equally if not more important, they are waiting for a clear vision of what success looks like. What reasonable combinations of social and financial returns can be expected in diverse segments of the industry?… Read More

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Program-Related Investments Portfolio

Posted on July 8, 2013 by Arabella Advisors

From the Executive Summary: The Rockefeller Foundation’s Program-Related Investments (PRIs) have generated modest financial returns for the Foundation, contributed to investees’ financial sus- tainability and generated positive social returns on a variety of fronts. Individual invest- ments have helped organizations promote asset ownership, extend access to products and services on more equitable terms and in new ways to previously excluded… Read More

Right Place, Right Time: Partnering beyond borders for long-term impact

Posted on April 15, 2010

When Karen and Jim Ansara contacted the Boston Foundation on January 14, 2010 to talk about how their family’s donor advised fund could best respond to the earthquakes in Haiti – which had happened less than 48 hours before – they were continuing both a longstanding commitment to international philanthropy, as well as a more recent commitment to Haiti in… Read More

‘And the winner is…’: Philanthropists and governments make prizes count

Posted on July 21, 2009 by McKinsey &Amp; Company

Philanthropists and governments have long used prizes to drive innovation and engagement to produce societal benefit, but the use of this powerful instrument is undergoing a renaissance. Philanthropic prizes are growing in number and size, are appearing in new forms, and are being applied to a wider range of societal objectives by a wider range of sponsors than ever before… Read More