Cutting Edge Philanthropy – Bringing Community to the Table

This post serves to document the announcement of the Cutting Edge Philanthropy forum that will be held in Asheville on Mary 24th, 2019. Tickets are currently sold out, but plans are being made to live stream the event. At this forum the CEOs of two foundations, Brenda Solorzano from the Headwaters Foundation of Western Montana …

No Health, No Wealth

In SEARCH's ongoing efforts to research what has worked and what has not worked in Philanthropy around the nation, we came across this article.¬† Note, it is from November¬† 2000, but since it talks about conversion foundations (foundations formed from the sale of a non-profit hospital systems to for-profit hospital systems) it seemed appropriate to …

Hospitals Fall Short on Social Determinants of Health

This article from Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ) discusses the fact that "medical care alone cannot address what actually makes us sick," but then cautions nonprofits to not focus on quick fixes at the expense of the systemic changes necessary to address the root causes of poor health. Read the full article at this link.  

Greater Good – Lessons from Those Who Have Started Major Grantmaking Organizations

The mission of the Center for Effective Philanthropy is to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, asses, and improve their effectiveness - and, as a result, their intended impact. They recently published a study on shared experiences and lessons learned from many who have led early-stage grantmaking organizations.¬† Read the …