Making the Case for Culture: Innovation

By Dr. Stacy Van Gorp, executive director of R.J. McElroy Trust

Internal Culture, External Impact

By Amy Celep, Sara Brenner and Rachel Mosher-Williams of Community Wealth Partners

Lead Your Culture

By Chris Ernst, Steven Rice, and Adrianne Van Strander, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

It’s Not Foundation Money but Culture and Talent That Can Change the World

By Rachel Mosher-Williams, Sara Brenner, and Amy Celep of Community Wealth Partners

A Positive Culture Only Happens with Intentionality

In January, I had the opportunity to join the Minnesota Council on Foundations' Annual Meeting of Members to speak about the connection...
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Foundations Can Get More Done by Giving Nonprofits More Power

For as long as foundations and individuals have given money to charitable causes, the power dynamic has been part of the equation. To many...
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The Ripple Effect of Foundation Culture

By Kevin Bolduc, vice president of assessment tools at the Center for Effective Philanthropy.
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Foundation Staff Matter: Blog Series

Blog series by Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy.
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Learning Together with the Hilton Foundation

Have you ever been the one tasked with making the plans for a vacation with a large group of people? If so, you know what it is like to...
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Good Grantmaking and Good Intentions

As grantmakers, we have the best of intentions to collaborate with others, help our grantees become stronger and to learn from our failures...
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Glorious Failures

At GEO's The Learning Conference 2015 last month, attendees heard from five of their peers who shared publicly some of the biggest mistakes...
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For Good Grantmaking, It All Comes Back to Good Governance

If strictly delineating board and staff responsibilities isn't the most important task, what is? I'd suggest it is this: How can we make...
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Culture Can Help Align Values With Actions: Interview with Tom David

In my various roles in foundations and as a consultant, I have observed that while we may devote a lot of energy to discussing and refining...
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Make 2015 About Shaping a Productive Culture

As 2015 gets under way, GEO is focusing on the role that organizational culture plays in just about everything we do. In partnership with...
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Foundation Chief Executives as Artful Jugglers

By Fay Twersky, director, effective philanthropy group, at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
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Pointed Reflections From a Long-Time Leader in Philanthropy

In her last public act before retirement, Valerie S. Lies, the long-time president and CEO of the Donors Forum in Chicago, took the...
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What's Love Got to Do With It?

Years after David Packard's death, his daughters, who were serving on the David and Lucile Packard Foundation board at the time, were asked...
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Don't Let Culture Eat Collaboration for Breakfast

By Amy Celep, CEO of Community Wealth Partners.
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We are Always Building Culture

By Becky Emet, consultant with Community Wealth Partners.
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Building a Culture of Trust to Create Shared Leadership

By Becky Emet, consultant with Community Wealth Partners.