October 19, 2011

“Reinventing” Corporate Philanthropy
RE: Philanthropy
By Jacob Gayle
The Council on Foundations’ Corporate Philanthropy 2012 project calls for a “reinvention” of corporate philanthropy, in part through a core group of leaders/practitioners who are willing to “guide, adopt, test, and validate new management approaches.” So often our ability to transform established approaches requires a convergence of opportunity and vision.
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October 18, 2011

Corporate Philanthropy as a Profession
RE: Philanthropy
By Robert Smith
Major societal challenges-poverty, hunger, inconsistent access to high-quality education and health care-adversely affect hundreds of millions of people on our planet. The business community can play a vital role in addressing these complex problems. To make a meaningful contribution, businesses must evolve the way they think about the [...]

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October 17, 2011

Appreciating “Place”
RE: Philanthropy
By Jeff Clarke
Over the past three weeks, I’ve had the good fortune to attend the West Virginia Grantmakers and Philanthropy Northwest annual conferences in Roanoke, W.Va., and Missoula, Mont., respectively. As two of our esteemed regional association partner organizations, their annual conferences are unique celebrations of both place and the promise of philanthropy. [...]

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October 14, 2011

Charitable Giving and Happiness: Advice from the Dalai Lama
RE: Philanthropy
By Debbie Starke
Giving is good for you, and scientists at Stanford University are finding out why. Following a discussion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, scientists at Stanford from fields as diverse as neuroscience, psychology and medical science were inspired to explore the neural underpinnings of [...]

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