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Reconciling “giving smart” and “giving from the heart”

Housed at TPI’s Center for Global Philanthropy, New England International Donors (NEID) is a community of generous individuals, grantmakers, social investors, and advisors, who are changing the world from New England. On March 12, twenty-five members of NEID spent the evening together at the American Repertory Theater to see Witness Uganda and participate in their Act […]


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 […]


A Learning Tour (Without Leaving Your Desk)

Nearly a year ago, Eliza Petro, Program Director for the Izumi Foundation, went on a learning tour to understand the values and processes that characterize today’s landscape of global health and development philanthropy.  The journey was part of the Foundation’s strategic planning process and involved interviews with two dozen smart and engaged foundations, philanthropists, and […]


Changing the World, One Girl at a Time

In accepting the Tony Award for Best Actress Sunday night, Ellen Barkin said that being in the play The Normal Heart (which recounts the early days of the AIDS crisis), “Taught me something I never believed in – that one person can make a difference, that one person can change the world.”    The power of […]


Beware of Mythical Lands

I just finished reading the complete text of Jon Krakauer’s whistle blowing expose of Greg Mortenson and his best-selling book, Three Cups of Tea (Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero Lost His Way).  As a result of Krakauer’s meticulous research, it is now clear


Pakistan? Send It To My Voicemail

$25 million.  That’s how much private donors, foundations and companies have pledged since the floods in Pakistan began six weeks ago. According to the Center on Philanthropy, in the same amount of time after the Haiti earthquake in January an estimated $900 million was committed.  It’s been nearly two months since torrential monsoon rains gave […]


Grantmakers Without Borders Conference

An inspiring international grantmaking conference, but…  At their best, philanthropy conferences are excellent opportunities for great networking, hearing thoughtful speakers and being inspired by exciting practitioners. The Grantmakers Without Borders conference in San Francisco June 7 – 9 was an outstanding example. The variety of perspectives on international grantmaking with a social justice perspective was […]

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