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Aspen Philanthropy Group

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

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

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

Infatuations with Science, Business Keeping Philanthropy, Society from Real Progress

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Foundation officers often mistakenly seek to apply scientific principles to complex social problems. And, civil society is endangered by an increasing market mentality on the part of new nonprofit leaders.

COF 2010: Foundations Need to Step up Advocacy in Congress

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

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.

Information-Expectation Mismatch: Philanthropy's Story Continues to go Untold

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

A recent survey of civically engaged Americans reports that only 19 percent had heard or seen anything in the news about philanthropy's response to the economic downturn.