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Entries by Jane Wales from 05/2010

Mistakes Matter

| Posted 05.07.2010 | Impact

Hats off to Jean Case, who, like Bill Gates, has come forward to share mistakes made and lessons learned in her recent blog. As two of the biggest names in philanthropy, the challenges they are trying to solve should be public ones.

Philanthropic Test Case: Helping to Revive Motor City

| Posted 05.10.2010 | Impact

Much as Haiti can serve as a test case for philanthropic efforts to rebuild a country destroyed by natural disaster, Detroit is emerging as a model for renewal domestically.

Council on Foundations 2010: Networks, Not Ideas, Drive Innovation

| Posted 05.14.2010 | Impact

Despite popular perception, it's not one single epiphany that drives innovation. That was a key lesson imparted by Andrew Hargadon when he spoke at the Council on Foundations' Annual Conference.

COF 2010: Foundations Need to Step up Advocacy in Congress

| Posted 05.17.2010 | Impact

Foundation leaders can no longer assume that policymakers share their view of the sector's role -- it is up to these leaders to tell philanthropy's story in a way that can be appreciated and understood.

COF 2010: An Inconvenient Inheritance

| Posted 05.19.2010 | Impact

Al Gore and Geoffrey Canada argue that the next generation will tackle the problems left by baby boomers. But Gore worries about the enormity of the problems and Canada wonders whether our education system will prepare them.

Changing Lives: A Market Woman's Dream

| Posted 05.21.2010 | Impact

Perhaps the powerful story that came out of Time Magazine's list of the world's most influential people is that of Chen Shu-chu, a market woman from Taiwan, who saves her meager salary to support orphans and to build a library in her school.

A View from the Field: Combating Racial Disparities, Kellogg's Important Big Bet

| Posted 05.24.2010 | Impact

Many were thrilled to see that the Kellogg Foundation had made a $75 million commitment to attacking racial disparities in communities across the country.