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[Editor's Note: We asked contributors for a final, reflective blog entry from the Atlanta conference. Here's what Roger had to say.]
A few days back from Atlanta, three impressions are sticking with me. One, the fierce commitment and incredible dynamism of John Lewis and Melody Barnes. They made so clear what a pivotal moment we’re at [...]

Philanthropy just doesn’t seem to be in a hurry. In my seven years in the field, it’s hard to remember more than once or twice when it did. When there was a palpable sense of urgency. Even now, in the midst of financial meltdown, it’s a little hard to find that around the Marriott Marquis. [...]

[Editor’s note: We asked contributors to tell us a question they think philanthropy needs to explore as the Atlanta conference begins. Here’s Roger’s answer.]
Naming just one question that philanthropy “must explore right now” isn’t easy. We’d all have quite a list, I imagine. But I’d choose this. How do we keep our eye on the [...]

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