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5 Things You Didn't Know About Philanthropy

(4) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 2:57 PM

One of the greatest challenges for philanthropy today is the very term itself --philanthropy. Chances are that when asked, most people would associate the word with wealthy individuals writing big checks to charity. Yet, look up the word and etymologically, it simply means a "love of humanity." Call me a...

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USAID 2.0: Improving Impact and Outcomes

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 12:01 PM

At the Case Foundation, we've had the privilege of working on numerous public-private partnerships with every Administration since our founding 17 years ago. We've been a part of collaborative initiatives that have included the White House, federal agencies, members of Congress, governors, state governments, local municipalities and foreign governments.

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Impact Investing: $1.5 Billion in Commitments and a New Resource for Policymakers

(2) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 9:07 AM

It's a great week for impact investing. At the White House roundtable on impact investing today, corporations, banks, foundations, and individuals including Prudential, Capricorn Investment Group and the Omidiyar Network committed to invest more than $1.5 billion in new capital into companies and funds that strive to generate...

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Change Our Thinking, Change Our World

(3) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 6:23 PM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

In a recent TEDTalk, Dan Pallotta exhorts us to stop rewarding nonprofits for how little they spend. At the Case Foundation, we...

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The Power of Pro Bono

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 8:43 AM

Nonprofit organizations today are being called to solve pressing social and economic issues -- and to do so quickly -- while their organizational models, budgets and staffing structures struggle to keep up. Through effective pro bono volunteering, businesses can help nonprofits harness innovation and technology to rapidly adapt to quickly...

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Giving Tuesday -- What the Season of Giving Really Means

(1) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 8:19 AM

It seems as though the holiday season begins earlier and earlier every year. Before the autumn leaves begin to fall, retailers are touting this year's "must have" gifts and trying to entice us with catchy holiday music and decorations to get us in the spirit. Despite this strong push, for...

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The World Needs Us To Be Fearless

(8) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 12:42 PM

When we look at the state of the world today, we see a mixed picture. Rapid innovation in an increasingly connected society is transforming the way we work, play, and live. But we also see global economic woes, civic unrest, and political stalemates. As a result, social issues that challenge...

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