The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Sean Stannard-Stockton http://philanthropy.com/section/Sean-Stannard-Stockton/372/ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:03:16 EST <![CDATA[More Foundations Need to Seek Feedback From Grantees]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/129009/ http://philanthropy.com/article/More-Foundations-Need-to-Seek/129009/ Because of power imbalances in philanthropy, it is hard to get candid criticism, but a few groups are trying to overcome such hurdles.

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Sun, 18 Sep 2011 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Is Underperformance Philanthropy’s 'Natural State’?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/127993/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Is-Underperformance/127993/ Two new books underscore why it's so hard to get donors and nonprofits to focus on results—but they also offer useful advice on overcoming that challenge, writes a Chronicle columnist.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Obama’s 'Pay for Success’ Plan Deserves a Try]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/127490/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Obama-s-Pay-for-Success-/127490/ People in philanthropy who care about spreading successful programs should endorse the idea, writes a Chronicle columnist.

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Sun, 15 May 2011 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Timely Data on Giving Could Help Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/127135/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Timely-Data-on-Giving-Could/127135/ If nonprofits had more up-to-date giving information, perhaps they could become more efficient, writes Sean Stannard-Stockton, a Chronicle columnist.

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Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Philanthropy’s Defining Moment]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/126204/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropy-s-Defining/126204/ Donors and nonprofits should seize the opportunities offered by the new economy to become influential players on the world stage.

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Sun, 06 Feb 2011 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Don’t Ignore the Economic Value Nonprofits Provide]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/125504/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Don-t-Ignore-the-Economic/125504/ Creating jobs at nonprofits is every bit as important as creating jobs at for-profit businesses since both help society, writes a Chronicle columnist.

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Sun, 28 Nov 2010 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Opinion: 5 Questions to Ask Before Making a Big Gift]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/124669/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-5-Questions-to-Ask/124669/ Donors should ask what steps a nonprofit is taking to ensure that it is producing results, writes Sean Stannard-Stockton, a Chronicle columnist.

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Sun, 03 Oct 2010 14:03:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Learning From the Social Innovation Fund]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/124235/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Learning-From-the-Social/124235/ After a controversy over the fund's grant-making process, it's time to look at all the innovative ideas proposed by applicants for aid and see what's worth sharing nationwide.

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Mon, 06 Sep 2010 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Lessons in Social Innovation: a Call to Action]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/124098/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Lessons-in-Social-Innovation-/124098/ The Social Innovation Fund's swift response to criticism about lack of openness deserves praise, writes a Chronicle columnist. Now it's time for all of those who submitted proposals to share their ideas so the real goal of the fund can be achieved: spreading great ideas broadly.

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Mon, 23 Aug 2010 09:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gates and Buffett: Why Their Example Matters]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/66181/ http://philanthropy.com/article/GatesBuffett-Why-Their/66181/ If the giving challenge by Bill and Melinda Gates and their friend Warren Buffett extends beyond billionaires and increases giving by all Americans, that will be a meaningful achievement, writes Sean Stannard-Stockton, a Chronicle columnist.

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Sun, 11 Jul 2010 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fiduciary Duty at Foundations Should Extend to Grantees]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/65862/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fiduciary-Duty-at-Foundations/65862/ Grant makers should think about the beneficiaries of their philanthropy when they consider whether they are meeting their legal obligations to use assets well, writes Sean Stannard-Stockton, a Chronicle columnist.

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Sun, 13 Jun 2010 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA['Soft Power’ Could Be More Important Than a Foundation’s Cash]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/65080/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Soft-Power-Could-Be-More/65080/ "Soft power" uses attraction rather than coercion, and foundations can use it to wield more influence than through grant making.

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Sun, 18 Apr 2010 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rounding Up the Experts to Aid Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/64495/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Rounding-Up-the-Experts-to-Aid/64495/ A new group seeks to make the expertise of foundations, charities, and universities available to donors who want to find the most-effective organizations.

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Sun, 07 Mar 2010 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Donors Need to Help Innovative Charities Track Their Results]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/63893/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Donors-Need-to-Help-Innovative/63893/ The Obama administration's Social Innovation Fund — and many wealthy donors — have misdiagnosed the problem facing philanthropy. It's not that effective groups lack money but that promising organizations don't have the funds or tools they need to figure out how to make their programs work better.

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Sun, 07 Feb 2010 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Appealing to Donors' Hearts and Heads]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/57678/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Appealing-to-Donors-Hearts/57678/ Emotion and reason should work together to guide giving.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2009 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[How Charities Should Use Twitter]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/57824/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Charities-Should-Use/57824/ The Twitter social network offers new ways for charities and foundations to advance their causes and ideas.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2009 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Providing the Capital Organizations Need to Run and Grow]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/56714/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Providing-the-Capital/56714/ Why we must respect philanthropists who support problem solvers -- but do not themselves try to solve problems.

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Thu, 01 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charities Should Be Held to 'Philanthropic Equity' Standards]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/57354/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Should-Be-Held-to/57354/ Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[Data Don't Tell the Whole Story of Charities' Impact]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/57054/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Data-Dont-Tell-the-Whole/57054/ Thu, 02 Jul 2009 00:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[Charities Should Nurture Donors' Passion for Giving]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/57202/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Should-Nurture/57202/ Thu, 21 May 2009 00:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[Philanthropy's Information Revolution]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/56755/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropys-Information/56755/ Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[It's Time to Share More Information About Worthy Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/57245/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Its-Time-to-Share-More/57245/ Thu, 26 Mar 2009 00:00:00 EDT