Jason Franklin

The Growth of Global Community Philanthropy

The Growth of Global Community Philanthropy Community philanthropies are among the fastest growing forms of giving in the world. Community philanthropy mobilizes financial, social, political, and intellectual capital to improve residents’ lives over the long term. The idea of contributing resources to address local challenges and opportunities is something local

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Building Community Philanthropy: Roundatable Recap

Building Community Philanthropy: Roundatable Recap by Jason Franklin, Ph.D., W.K. Kellogg Chair for Community Philanthropy, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy Community philanthropies have been among the fastest growing institutional forms of giving around the globe. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of community foundations grew by 86 percent. This made

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Menashe Kadishman’s “Shalechet” (“Fallen Leaves”) in the Jewish Museum of Berlin

Philanthropy in the Aftermath of Disaster

Philanthropy in the Aftermath of Disaster by Jason Franklin, Ph.D. Last week, I stood amid Menashe Kadishman’s “Shalechet” (“Fallen Leaves”) in the Jewish Museum of Berlin. The installation features 10,000 metal faces strewn across a courtyard representing the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, but is dedicated to “all innocent victims

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