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Better Grantmaking, Baseball and a Billion Dollar Challenge

Early March is one of my favorite times of year. Spring training is finally here, after a depressing and dark stretch of no baseball; March Madness is set to begin; the race for the playoffs in the NHL and NBA is becoming more exciting. I may be losing some of the non-sports fans, but if […]


After Typhoon Haiyan: Give now or give later, but give

On Friday, November 8, Typhoon Haiyan, named “Yolanda” by Filipino authorities, struck the Philippines. Winds measured an estimated 195 mph, likely making the storm the strongest cyclone ever to make landfall. The most affected areas are the coastal provinces of Leyte and Samar, which span 6 different islands that over 10 million people call home. As […]


One Less Hurdle to International Giving

I have a piece of good news.  There is an exciting effort underway to reshape the international grantmaking process.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stole the show earlier this week with an announcement at the Clinton Global Initiative for U.S. foundations making international grants. Under existing rules, if a foundation wants to make a cross-border […]

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