The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Making Change http://philanthropy.com/section/Making-Change/456/ Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:07:53 EDT <![CDATA[Leading Change in Hard-Hit Rural Communities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145651/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Leading-Change-in-Hard-Hit/145651/ A Nevada nonprofit leader explains how collaborating with both the government and the people in need were key to recovering from the recession.

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:50:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Community Activist's Path to Foundation CEO]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144153/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Community-Activists-Path-to/144153/ Sterling Speirn, who just stepped down as chief executive of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, discusses how his work at local nonprofits shaped his approach to leading one of the nation's biggest philanthropies.

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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:37:00 EST
<![CDATA[How to Create a Culture of Innovation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142699/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Create-a-Culture-of/142699/ Allyson Hewitt, senior fellow at MaRS, shows how to pull together people who don't often work together to create solutions to social problems.

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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Why Nonprofits Must Collaborate]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141849/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Nonprofits-Must/141849/ Rahul Bhardwaj, chief executive of the Toronto Community Foundation, discusses the cultural changes that force organizations to change how they operate.

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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:53:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Nonprofits Need Flexible Strategies]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141267/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Nonprofits-Need-Flexible/141267/ Jeanne Bell, chief executive of CompassPoint, a nonprofit in San Francisco that provides management help to other charities, explains how to cope with the fast pace of change.

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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 09:31:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Nonprofit Leaders Must Collaborate]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140127/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Nonprofit-Leaders-Must/140127/ James Canales, head of the James Irvine Foundation, talks about his efforts to bring people together to promote change, including Linked Learning (left), which aims to increase graduation rates.

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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[GuideStar's Leader on Social Change]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139523/ http://philanthropy.com/article/GuideStars-Leader-on-Social/139523/ Jacob Harold, who took over the nonprofit-information service in October, describes how his organization is seeking new types of data to help nonprofit get better results.

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Mon, 03 Jun 2013 09:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Small Nonprofits Often Make a Big Difference]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138553/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Small-Nonprofits-Often/138553/ The chief executive of Britain’s National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts on why big change is often a slow, organic process.

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Mon, 29 Apr 2013 09:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Foundations Should Pay Attention to Radical Thinkers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137403/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Foundations-Should-Pay/137403/ Grant makers can't expect to bring about change unless they support more people who challenge conventional wisdom, says Bradford Smith, head of the Foundation Center.

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Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Resolving Disputes: Lessons From Conflict Zones]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136543/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Resolving-Disputes-Lessons/136543/ The head of an organization that works to end bitter international disputes explains how nonprofits can help people with opposing views work together.

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Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[How a Foundation Builds Strong Ties to Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136295/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-a-Foundation-Builds-Strong/136295/ Debra Jacobs, chief executive of the Patterson Foundation, says treating grantees as partners is key to creating social change.

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Mon, 17 Dec 2012 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[5 Qualities Necessary for Social Change]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135778/ http://philanthropy.com/article/5-Qualities-Necessary-for/135778/ Tenacity to pursue problems over the long haul is indispensable, says Alberto Ibargüen, head of the Knight foundation, seen here, at left, surveying damage in Biloxi, Miss., after Hurricane Katrina.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:23:00 EST
<![CDATA[How Government Threats Can Spark Nonprofits to Act]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135138/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Government-Threats-Can/135138/ Tonya Surman, founder of the Centre for Social Innovation, in Toronto, discusses how nonprofits can band together to advocate against potentially damaging public policies.

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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Leadership Matters: a Veteran Evaluator's Social-Change Lessons]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/134386/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Leadership-Matters-a-Veteran/134386/ Michael Quinn Patton, author of five books on assessment, says he's learned that successful efforts to promote social change come not just from good program ideas but also from leaders eager to adapt to changing times.

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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:35:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Personal Interest Spurs Activism]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/133277/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Personal-Interest-Spurs/133277/ Martin Brueckner, a lecturer in sustainability at Murdoch University in Australia, shows how even the most complex social issues can be boiled down to concrete tidbits that help people see why they need to take action.

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Thu, 09 Aug 2012 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Putting a Community’s Needs Ahead of Fundraising]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/132263/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Putting-a-Community-s-Needs/132263/ Sonya Campion, co-founder of the Campion Foundation, says organizations that have a deep commitment to their communities are most likely to be effective in their missions.

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Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:35:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Building Connections to Improve Aid to the Needy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131834/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Building-Connections-to/131834/ Alanna Shaikh, creator of online social network AidSource, describes how the site is allowing people to share what works best to lift communities out of poverty.

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Wed, 09 May 2012 15:44:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Power of Making Connections]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131465/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Power-of-Making/131465/ Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, discusses how nonprofits can urge their supporters to work together to advance social goals.

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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Getting Competitors to Work Together]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131097/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Getting-Competitors-to-Work/131097/ Lori Seibel, chief executive of the Community Health Endowment in Lincoln, Neb., shares how two hospitals work together to save money and better serve the poor.

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Wed, 07 Mar 2012 15:58:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Bookseller's Lessons on Change]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/130756/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Booksellers-Lessons-on/130756/ A business that stuck to its mission, even amid rapid growth, provides management ideas for nonprofits seeking to build strong communities.

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Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Lessons for Nonprofits From the Arab Spring]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/130277/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Lessons-for-Nonprofits-From/130277/ Andy Carvin, NPR's social-media senior strategist, discusses how effective causes need networks of people who have the strength to pull together in the face of opposition.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[How a New Foundation Listens to Its Community]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/129707/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-a-New-Foundation-Listens/129707/ Sidney Hargro, cheif executive of the Community Foundation of South Jersey, shares how is organization is finding ways to help eight diverse counties work together.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2011 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[How a Grant Maker Became a Social-Change Agent]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/129345/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-a-Grant-Maker-Became-a/129345/ Roger Hughes, chief executive of a community health foundation in Phoenix, Ariz., discusses how his organization transformed into an effective proponent for social change.

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Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:50:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sustaining Social Change Long After Disaster Strikes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/128892/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Sustaining-Social-Change-Long/128892/ Albert Ruesga, chief executive of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, discusses how to keep people involved in civic-change efforts long after urgency has subsided.

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Wed, 07 Sep 2011 13:13:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Shared Dreams and Values Promote Social Change]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/128590/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Shared-DreamsValues/128590/ John Stansfield, director of advocacy and campaigns at Oxfam New Zealand, shares lessons he has learned about how to help people build a common vision.

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Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:31:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bringing the Community to the Table]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/128148/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Bringing-the-Community-to-the/128148/ Thinking of every community member as part of a team can create powerful results, says Paul Born, president of Tamarack, an Institute for Community Engagement.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2011 15:40:00 EDT