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Neville Vakharia, director of the Cultural Data Project of The Pew Charitable Trusts, organized the fishbowl session on data-driven decision making. The decisions considered were those of the philanthropic, governmental, and nonprofit sectors. Most of the session, however, focused on data even though Kevin Rafter of the Irvine Foundation said data is not the issue; [...]

Investing in people feels very good. Carrie Avery of the Durfee Foundation, the moderator of the session “Supporting Individuals as Innovators and Change Agents,” described these types of programs as the “R & D” of the nonprofit sector. How do foundations invest in people?
Foundations support specific leaders or experts, hopefully to get some product. In [...]

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