On June 26, 2012, Forbes hosted the "Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy," gathering 161 of the list's members to talk about how they try to use wealth to change the world. The day's highlight? A roundtable with six funders who have collectively pledged or given over $100 billion to charity, Leon Black, Warren Buffett, Steve Case, Bill and Melinda Gates, and David Rubenstein. Watch the excerpt, or the linked full video, for their take on how to give back effectively — and why it’s important.
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A couple of years ago, my sons, among other first graders, participated in something called chagigat hasefer, the celebration of the book.
By Dan Perla
The results of MATCH 4 are in and the numbers are impressive. Consider the following statistics:
On March 7, at JFN's New York headquarters, we hosted member Eric Benhamou and the Israel Venture Network for a breakfast meeting to learn about ways to create sustainable social change through social enterprise and venture philanthropy.
Yesterday when I decided I was joining my husband in support of this challenge I did not realize how hard this would be. I crave vegetables and fruits and even though we are trying to keep this challenge with a balanced diet , it requires that you drink tons of water.
I’m just getting started with the SNAP Challenge and find myself on a tour of NYC urban agriculture. The visits we made are hopeful signs of folks trying to make a difference on issues of healthy food, social enterprise and urban living, while trying to make good food more affordable.
The buzz surrounding prize philanthropy has been growing for some time. As the field explores this model, Family Giving News notes that it is not a replacement for traditional grantmaking, but can be a welcome addition to a family foundation or individual philanthropist’s toolbox.
A young Houston couple is planning to give away $4 billion—but only to projects that prove they are worth it. Can they redefine the world of philanthropy? In the Wall Street Journal, Brad Reagan profiles the approach of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
David Werdiger, a JFN member, encourages funders to fully embrace the corporate sector's risk/reward model in their funding: smart philanthropists, like the smart investors, should make themselves aware of the options available for achieving the desired social change and invest accordingly.
"גלובס" מציג לראשונה בישראל תוצאות מחקר מקיף, שבדק עד כמה הערים בישראל נגישות לבעלי המוגבלויות החיים בהן ■ חולון היא העיר הנגישה ביותר, ראשון לציון ושוהם מיד אחריה, ובנצרת ובחיפה בעלי המוגבלויות הכי שבעי רצון ופחות מדווחים על תחושות בדידות וקושי
What if donors just don’t care about nonprofit performance? Why measure? Writing in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Timothy Ogden suggests that, for all the talk about donors caring about performance and impact, the stark reality is that there persists a false perception of reality that leads to wrong-headed theories of change and ineffective actions.