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  • Announcement
    March 13, 2014

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  • Foundation Support for Media Growing
    December 30, 2013

    Over the last decade, we have seen a rapid expansion of media platforms with the rise of Internet and mobile technologies.  In an effort to capture this evolving landscape, the Foundation Center, with support from the John S. and James L. McKnight … Continue reading

  • Proposing an Openness Pledge for Foundations
    December 23, 2013

    How well do foundation CEOs think they’re doing in terms of achieving their programmatic goals? A new report produced by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) entitled “How Far Have We Come? Foundation CEOs on Progress and Impact” contains many interesting … Continue reading

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  • Coutts Million Dollar Donors Report
    December 23, 2013

    Coutts, a private bank and wealth manager, publishes an informative, interactive report on million dollar donations each year.  Accordin g to its website, Coutts “focuses on helping wealthy individuals and families make a real difference to the causes and communities … Continue reading

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  • Gates Foundation Announces New CEO
    December 19, 2013

    On December 17, 2013, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the appointment of Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H., as the next Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation.  Desmond-Hellmann is currently the chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, and … Continue reading

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