Philanthropic practice

December 7, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Philadelphia was recently awarded $4 million by the MacArthur Foundation with the goal of decreasing the city’s jail population by 50 percent by 2020. The plan to cut the prison population comes after the city was able to surpass its original target reduction of 34 percent over three years, reported WHYY. Read More...
December 4, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
This year's Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) conference in Singapore gave prominence to the topic of impact investing. It is no surprise considering that Asia sets an example on its use of capital for social ends, according to an article in Alliance magazine. Read More...
November 27, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In 2012, Giving Tuesday (the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the US) was launched by the 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation to encourage global giving focusing on the holiday and end-of-year giving. Read More...
October 31, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In a recent blog post, Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), reflected on the role of the Council on Foundations (COF) and how a strong voice for foundations is needed, in Washington and with the public, "to articulate the unique role of institutional philanthropy." Read More...
October 29, 2018 by admin
In February 2018, the portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Within this institution of power, a Greek Revival building lined with marble floors and white columns, images of presidents and other US leaders are captured in traditional oil paintings. In envisioning their own portraits, the Obamas made bold choices, which differed from most of their predecessors’ in the artists who were chosen to paint them and the styles in which they were portrayed.Read More...
October 28, 2018 by admin
How We Got Here: Building Boom and DownturnRead More...
October 28, 2018 by admin
We Have the Answers We NeedRead More...
October 28, 2018 by admin
   Culture, Equity, and Cities (1.5Mb) Have you ever begun to just notice something and then suddenly you see it everywhere. Then you wonder, have I been out of it, or did this just become a thing?”Read More...
October 15, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
A new report says a growing number of funders are responding to demands that they be more accountable, transparent, and collaborative through participatory grantmaking. Read More...
October 11, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
An interesting and critical eye on philanthropy can come from different perspectives and that is what “Liberate Philanthropy,” a blog series, published on Medium, precisely does. Read More...