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Entries by Jane Wales from 09/2010

Does Civic Engagement Make a Difference? Research Supports Prior Claims

| Posted 09.01.2010 | Impact

Rather than question the value of civic engagement, we should instead focus on how to strengthen and encourage more of it. A new British report perhaps could serve as a model.

Health Care Reform: Philanthropy's Educational Role

| Posted 09.03.2010 | Impact

Think the debate over health care reform is over? President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in late March after nearly a year of debate and deliberation. But the real work is only just beginning.

Metrics that Matter: Venture Philanthropy Pioneer and Aspen Philanthropy Group Draw Similar Conclusions

| Posted 09.13.2010 | Impact

According to venture philanthropist Mario Morino, outcomes-based practices produce "meaningful, measurable, sustainable benefit for those served."

"If you Want an Answer, ask Everyone:" The Rise of Crowd-Source Grantmaking

| Posted 09.28.2010 | Impact

Crowd-sourcing is a powerful way to build relationships with people outside an organization, helping them uncover ideas to fund, learning about opportunities they otherwise wouldn't have heard about.