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White men run 98% of finance. Can philanthropy bring change?
June 16, 2019 | Financial Times | by Rob Manilla.

Q: How do you achieve change at the decision making level in the finance industry when diversity moves at glacial pace?
asset_management  diversity  endowments  hedge_funds  finance  foundations  Kresge  meritocratic  philanthropy  private_equity  real_estate  results-driven  social_enginering  structural_change  under-representation  white_men  women 
june 2019 by jerryking
Metcalf Foundation
Advancing Innovative Approaches to Sustainability, Equity, and Creativity
foundations  Canadian  innovation 
march 2013 by jerryking
Neurosurgeon’s new path takes him closer to his past
Oct. 26 2012 | The Globe and Mail | PAUL WALDIE.

The sale prompted Dr. Dan to come back home and completely change his life. He quit neurosurgery, sold the Teva shares he had received from the sale and created the Paloma Foundation in 2002 with $17-million.
high_net_worth  philanthropy  family-owned_businesses  Paul_Waldie  pharmaceutical_industry  foundations  aboriginals 
february 2013 by jerryking
Mr. Gates Queries His Peers -
November 9, 2007 | WSJ |ROBERT FRANK
Mr. Gates Queries His Peers
To Boost Giving, Foundation Backs Survey of Wealthiest
(1) The study, called The Joys and Dilemmas of Wealth and scheduled for release next fall,
(2) Paul Schervish, director of Boston College's Center on Wealth and Philanthropy.
(3) Wealth-management firms, luxury-product companies, magazines and car makers, as well as specialized research firms like Connecticut-based Prince & Associates and Chicago-based Spectrem Group, are all increasing their research to better understand the richest Americans.
(4) CCC Alliance, a Boston-based collective of families worth $100 million or more. It has also linked up with several philanthropy groups, such as the Wealth and Giving Forum.
billgates  high_net_worth  foundations  surveys  philanthropy  market_research  luxury  family_office 
august 2012 by jerryking
Here's $5 Million, son
November 30, 2007 | Globe & Mail | by Andrew Willis.

Gwen Harvey - Bridgewater Insurance & Wealth Management Inc.
Malcolm Burrows, head of philanthropic advisory services at the Bank of Nova Scotia
Andrew_Willis  high_net_worth  Canadian  parenting  philanthropy  charities  foundations 
august 2012 by jerryking
Networking a City
Summer 2012 |STANFORD SOCIAL INNOVATION REVIEW| BY MARIANNE HUGHES & DIDI GOLDENHAR. The Barr Fellows Network is changing the way work gets done in Boston’s large and entrenched social sector.
foundations  Boston  social_networking  social_capital  philanthropy  Communicating_&_Connecting 
july 2012 by jerryking
Investing in Ideas -

Last month, the trustees of the John M. Olin Foundation met to approve its final grants. After a half-century of operation, the foundation is closing up shop, following the wishes of its founder, who deliberately limited the organization's life-span to prevent its one day falling into the hands of directors who were foes of his ideas. (Mr. Olin took comfort in the wisdom of this policy after Henry Ford II's angry resignation from the Ford Foundation in 1977 over its antipathy to capitalism.) Conservatives will thus lose one of their great sponsors and encouragers, a foundation that -- with its support of writers, intellectuals and magazines -- has had a profound effect on the dissemination of right-of-center ideas. Those ideas now inform much of the national conversation, but they struggled to be heard back in the 1970s, when the foundation got going in earnest.....Olin dollars helped fortify research institutions (including the American Enterprise Institute and Heritage Foundation), got the Federalist Society off the ground, promoted the teaching of law and economics, and funded valuable publications (including the New Criterion, the National Interest, Commentary and an array of conservative college newspapers)...."A Gift of Freedom" is essential reading for anyone hoping to understand precisely how conservative thinking was reinvigorated over the past quarter-century. Even liberals might find it worthwhile -- as a playbook for plotting their own intellectual renaissance
'70s  book_reviews  conservatism  foundations  grants  ideologies  ideas  institutions  institution-building  intellectual_capital  networks  patronage  philanthropy  playbooks  political_infrastructure  right-of-center  right-wing  stewardship  think_tanks 
november 2011 by jerryking
Just Past the Ivied Halls, Endowments Suffer -
Published: November 25, 2008

help universities reduce their losses in secondary investments. Negotiate with six more major universities to handle the management, marketing and sales of their private equity portfolios.
Colleges_&_Universities  secondary_markets  endowments  foundations  Claire_Cain_Miller 
november 2011 by jerryking
Venture Capital Investors, Lesson Learned, Do More Homework -
August 9, 2011

the market for investing in tech start-ups remains white-hot. Still,
some investors are proceeding with extreme caution.

Saying they learned their lesson in the dot-com boom and bust, and the
2008 recession, the institutional investors — pension funds, university
endowments and foundations — that put money in venture capital funds are
more selectively choosing the firms in which they invest, doing
exhaustive research before handing over money, and in some cases driving
hard bargains for more favorable management fees and shares of profits.
cautionary_tales  venture_capital  vc  limited_partnerships  due_diligence  investment_research  Claire_Cain_Miller  institutional_investors  selectivity  pension_funds  endowments  foundations  lessons_learned  bubbles  economic_downturn 
august 2011 by jerryking
The Power of Partnerships -
March 10, 2011, By DAVID BORNSTEIN. There is an effort in
the social sector that is gaining momentum called “collective impact”.
It's a strategy of creating alliances of civic and business leaders that
is being applied to social problems across the nation. It involves a
disciplined effort to bring together dozens or even hundreds of
organizations in a city (or sector) to establish a common vision, adopt a
shared set of measurable goals and pursue evidence-based actions that
reinforce one another’s work and further those goals. Collaboration
isn’t new but this kind of directed coordination across many groups, and
spanning different sectors, is novel....One difficulty is that most
foundations and governments like to target their support to individual
programs or organizations. They are used to thinking about impact
through scale and replication, not integration of effort. Very few
funders invest in the connective tissue that is necessary to foster
meaningful collaborations.
problem_solving  partnerships  foundations  SUNY  collaboration  social_entrepreneurship  social_enterprise  Communicating_&_Connecting 
march 2011 by jerryking
George Lucas Wants More “Greek Philosophers and Cobblers” — World Business Forum — Presented by Shell
George Lucas divides the forms of learning into two parts that
are equally important in shaping how people think and act. The first
part is “the philosophical-intellectual side,” in the
Aristotle/Plato/Socratic mold. The second part is apprenticeship
mold....“Once we got into the Industrial Revolution, those two forms of
learning got swept aside and education became an exercise in pumping as
much information as possible into kids,”... like an assembly line, and
at the end of the assembly line, the students spit back the information
and get a diploma. That doesn’t work.” Through the George Lucas
Educational Foundation, he’s applying his storytelling and technical
prowess to engage students and turn out sharper thinkers who can thrive
in an age of information overload.
storytelling  George_Lucas  Greek  apprenticeships  students  Industrial_Revolution  Socratic  critical_thinking  foundations  philanthropy  philosophers  Plato 
may 2010 by jerryking
Foundations Should Fund Risk and Growth
Tuesday June 9, 2009 | | blog post by Dan Pallotta.
foundations  nonprofit  risks  risk-taking  finance  growth 
june 2009 by jerryking
Carl Schramm Says Capitalism Allows Entrepreneurship to Thrive -
APRIL 4, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY who interviews
Carl Schramm, president of the Kauffman Foundation.
foundations  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  Kauffman_Foundation  NaomiSchaeferRiley  interviews 
april 2009 by jerryking
How Charities Can Make Themselves More Open -
DECEMBER 10, 2007 WSJ article by SALLY BEATTY
* Charities and foundations should provide detailed information on their
Web sites -- everything from board members and their bios; problems
encountered trying to achieve their goals; how they measure their
effectiveness; embrace rigorous forms of evaluation and report their
findings to the public.
* Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
assessments_&_evaluations  charities  donors  effectiveness  foundations  philanthropy  transparency 
february 2009 by jerryking

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