Tag: Philanthropy

Civil Investing

My article Philanthropy and Public Life: A Question of Civil Investing appears in the Winter 2006 issue of Connections magazine. It looks at one of the most important new developments in American philanthropy which, in the span of just a decade, has evolved from a conversation among a handful of foundation executives to an innovative and increasingly widespread approach [...]

Investing in Public Life

A couple of years ago, the Pew Partnership for Civic Change and the Kettering Foundation invited me to take part in a series of dialogues among prominent foundation executives and nonprofit directors about the challenges of community-building. While the grantmaking community is reluctant to openly admit it, there is a pervasive sense today that community [...]

Post-Tsunami Reconstruction

For the past couple of months, I have been working on a project aimed at assessing post-tsunami reconstruction in Sri Lanka. The question we’re asking is whether the massive relief effort in South Asia is working as intended — whether people are receiving the aid they have been promised, whether they have a voice in [...]