Philanthropic practice

February 12, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

An article in Impact Alpha reflects on building a personal portfolio of impact investments in the creative economy.

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February 8, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

An article in Westword tackles how nonprofit leaders relate to foundations and power imbalance, among other obstacles they face.

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December 7, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In "Cultural institutions start to put their assets to work for mission," published in ImpactAlpha, Dennis Price discusses Upstart Co-Lab's new research on "what cultural institutions need to know about investing for values and mission is the first primer on impact investing specifically for leaders of museums and other cultural institutions."

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October 5, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In a recent podcast, Michelle Coffey, executive director of Lambent Foundation, has a conversation with facilitator Gibrán Rivera, Lambent’s “network theory” guide, about "how arts organizations can lead with consciousness, culture, and action through relentless experimentation" in this historic moment.

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October 2, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In the midst of this year’s crisis, Forbes writes about companies born in the creative economy.

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September 21, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project published recently a guide centered on the responsibilities of a trust-based project.

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September 21, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"The Movement for Black Lives and the broader conversation about the value of arts and culture in our society and its role in amplifying the voices of Black, Indigenous, and people of color is opening opportunities for profound change," states Shelley Trott, director of the Arts Strategy & Ventures at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.

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September 17, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A report from Council on Foundations, Philanthropy California, and Dalberg Advisors delves into how the US philanthropic sector is responding to the 2020 public health, racial justice, and economic crises of 2020.

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September 9, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The vast majority of boards, writes Jim Taylor, are missing a focus on lived experience, "having individuals on the board who understand in a real way the issues and challenges that they are working to address."

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August 13, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Howard Gilman Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved an increase from a 5% to a 7.5% payout for the Foundation’s 2020 grants budget, bringing the total of that budget to $34.5M, according to the press release.

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