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February 2, 2017

For many philanthropic leaders, the word “community” has evolved in recent years to embrace the reality of an increasingly globalized economy, culture and society. Already in 2017, that term has been a contentious one, heavy on the nation’s mind, with recent events rev...

June 28, 2016

Ending homelessness in Vienna. Creating jobs for Syrian refugees. Combating climate change in India. Supporting new education models for poor children in Peru and Colombia. Advancing microcredits for small businesses in Africa. Developing resilient cities. Ending viole...

November 11, 2015

I’ve been thinking about the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s TrustLaw Awards event for the past few weeks. Aside from being a beautiful event with compelling speakers, the Awards were a chance to honor the best pro bono work the TrustLaw program supports. This was a big u...

July 16, 2015

This question was posed to me and other panelists at the recent Future of Private Philanthropy conference at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.  As a guest of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation, one of Russia’s first private foundations, I was at Skolkovo’s Wealth...

June 4, 2015

Feeding 7 billion people seems like a clearly defined problem with a straightforward solution, certainly technically and logistically complex, but nonetheless solvable. Yet with 805 million global citizens chronically underfed (according to the FAO) and 15 percent of a...

May 14, 2015

Ford Foundation president Darren Walker's closing plenary at the Skoll World Forum planted another stake in the ground in defense of the critical role the arts play in social change. He defends arts and culture ventures not only for their importance in shaping individu...

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