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 …

Foundations say Communications Teams and Consultants are Keys to Grant-making Success

In this article by The Chronicles of Philanthropy the results of a study intended to help leaders who are new to the world of big-time grant making are described.  The short summary of suggestions is: Be Humble; Limit Your Scope Don't Skip Communications Practice Being a Good Grant Maker Read the entire article at the …