New Online Site to Function as a ‘Yelp’ for Grant Makers (Chronicle of Philanthropy) GrantAdvisors.org is a new innovative website where grant seekers, grantees, foundation employees, and others can come share their experiences working with foundations, providing first-hand information about working experiences.
The recent Zuckerberg-Chan announcement created renewed buzz around the potentially powerful mega-philanthropy. Benjamin Soskis suggests looking back at philanthropic history, particularly when fear of the Rockefellers power was at its height, to guide our knowledge and decisions in the future.
Taking Care of Business (in the Business of Taking Care) (Philanthropy New York) Chris Cardona from the Ford Foundation reflects on a recent panel that discussed the "Theory of the Foundation.” He gives 5 takeaways for foundations to consider regarding how they operate as a business.
Time to Get Listening: Philanthropy Podcast Roundup (The Center for Effective Philanthropy The Center for Effective Philanthropysuggests 5 philanthropy-focused podcasts, with a few suggested episodes in each, if you’re looking for a good listen while making your holiday roadtrip.
When a loved one dies: Dealing with family dynamics (National Center for Family Philanthropy) When a family member dies, particularly a matriarch or patriarch, it is especially challenging to bring a family together to talk about what to do with their remaining assets. Suzanne Hammer offers 6 suggestions for preparing for their death and the decisions to be made shortly following.