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Experts Press Foundations to Engage in Health-Care Debate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Leading experts on philanthropy are urging big foundations to get off the sidelines of the health care debate. They're calling for amplified voices to address the deep Medicaid cuts in President Trump's new… Read More

A Revamped ACLU Takes on Today’s Fights

Neither the SAI nor CPBB’s Strategic Development Program would have been possible without the visionary $12 million investment of the Sandler Foundation, which has long been a champion of the principle that investing in nonprofit infrastructure… Read More

A gem at the COF conference: A session on the Sustainable Development Goals

A handful of sessions at the Council on Foundation’s annual conference usually stands out among others by highlighting important new issues or encouraging critical thinking among attendees. This year’s gem of a session focused on the… Read More

5 Questions Grant Makers Should Ask About the First 100 Days of Trump Era

The end of the Trump administration’s first 100 days offers an opportune moment to assess philanthropy’s response to the cultural and political changes buffeting the country. In the wake of the 2016 election, many people are… Read More

Who’s at the Board Table?

The numbers from the Chronicle analysis suggest that few trustees come from a working-class background, which can skew foundation strategies and policies, says Aaron Dorfman, head of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Stacking boards with… Read More

On Gender and Race, Change Is Slow

The numbers disappoint champions of diversity. "These are the largest and most professionalized philanthropies — it’s simply not acceptable to be all white," says Aaron Dorfman, president of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. "It shows… Read More


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