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Partial List of Clients

Posted on March 1st, 2017 – Intentional Philanthropy has had the honor of working with the following foundations and institutions, among others:

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Responding to Disaster

Posted on August 16th, 2016 – Foundations can play a vital role in aiding in both short- and long-term disaster recovery efforts. Best practices for disaster grantmaking include:

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Governance Benchmarks Released

Posted on November 6th, 2015 – A report illuminates board structures and practices; while experts raise questions about board perks, board self-assessments, how much time boards spend meeting together, and more.

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A Magic Formula

Posted on July 8th, 2015 – A columnist addresses recent press around how philanthropists and foundations “should” be doing business, and shares what he thinks is best.

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Reconstructing Philanthropy

Posted on March 10th, 2015 – Funders are challenged to let go of funder-centric points of view and of restricting grant dollars in order to create breakthrough social change.

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2015 Philanthropy Forecast

Posted on January 26th, 2015 – Field experts share insights and predictions about what’s in store for philanthropy in 2015.

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Organized Community Philanthropy Marks its Centennial

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 – A peek at how families have used community foundations to facilitate their giving over the past 100 years.

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Philanthropic Leader Shares Parting Remarks with the Field

Posted on August 20th, 2014 – A respected philanthropic leader issues specific calls to action for funders.

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Client Highlights: Family Engagement

Posted on August 15th, 2014 – Samples of Intentional Philanthropy's work on Succession Planning, Experiential Learning and Executive Coaching.

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Largest Wealth Transfer in U.S. History

Posted on May 30th, 2014 – A $59 trillion wealth transfer is on the horizon, which is larger than anticipated and could funnel more nearly $27 trillion to charities, according to a new study.

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Client Highlights: Retreat and Meeting Facilitation

Posted on March 5th, 2014 – Intentional Philanthropy runs a retreat weekend for a large board of a family foundation around clarifying donor intent, learning about strategic philanthropy, and discovering ways to incorporate strategy in giving.

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Achievement Gap of America's Brightest

Posted on January 7th, 2014 – The case is made for closing a widening gap between mediocre and excellent performance among high-achieving students in a recently released book available online. Read more...

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Nasdaq for Nonprofits?

Posted on November 13th, 2013 – Could one create the equivalent of a profit-driven stock market for nonprofits? Could this type of an exchange lend transparency to the sector and help donors make better charitable investments?

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Next Generation Philanthropists

Posted on September 30th, 2013 – Trends are emerging in how young donors and next generation family members approach philanthropy. With such unprecedented access to social media and information, this next generation is seeking to have a greater impact and to further integrate their values in their approach to giving.

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Scaling to Grow Impact

Posted on June 14th, 2013 – Scaling is traditionally thought of as expanding an organization or its programs to have greater size or reach, but this article reframes scaling in terms of impact.

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Multimedia Annual Reports

Posted on March 22nd, 2013 – What gets communicated about the work of a nonprofit through words on paper and stagnant photos is quite different from what comes across in these recent digital reports. Take a look at how the annual report tool is evolving.

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Tools for Finding Good Organizations and Programs

Posted on January 15th, 2013 – So much information is readily and publicly available to donors these days. We take a look at many new tools that can help donors navigate the nonprofit landscape to find organizations and programs doing good work.

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Right-Sizing Evaluation

Posted on September 28th, 2012 – How much evaluation is enough? Too little may mean missed opportunities for course corrections leading to greater impact. Too much (or the wrong kind) and donors and grantees may frustrate one another.

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Education Reform's Holy Grail?

Posted on July 18th, 2012 – Is personalized or blended learning the answer to America's educational conundrum?

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Philanthropy's Big Risk

Posted on June 12th, 2012 – Do risk and philanthropy belong in the same sentence? Paul Brest thinks so. Read an excerpt from his article "Risky Business".

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Lessons Learned from the Collapse of a Fiscal Sponsor

Posted on February 10th, 2012 – Rick Cohen investigates what went wrong with The International Humanities Center (IHC), a fiscal sponsor for over 200 groups.

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Client Highlight: Program Planning

Posted on January 19th, 2012 – Intentional Philanthropy helps community based foundation define its grantmaking program focus.

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Client Highlight: Strategy

Posted on January 17th, 2012 – Crafting a New Strategic Direction. Intentional philanthropy empowers a family foundation to move forward with a renewed vision and strategy for creating community impact.

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Intentional Philanthropy Helps Donor Understand the K-12 Education Funding Landscape

Posted on January 7th, 2012 – Click on the following link to read Intentional Philanthropy's short report on K-12 investment opportunities.

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