Latest Blog Posts

  • The Boundaries Are Blurring Between Philanthropy and Business

    Michael Moody, Ph.D., Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy

    On January 28, 2019, John and Laura Arnold became the latest major philanthropists to commit to a new way of giving. Like Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Pierre Omidyar before them, the Arnolds have decided to …

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  • Part 2: How We Think Evaluation Needs to Change

    by Dr. Kelly Hannum, Luminaire Group

    This post was originally published on the Luminaire Group’s blog. The original post can be viewed here. To read Part 1 of this blog series, click here.

    Recently the American Evaluation Association released an updated version of their Guiding Principles (1). This is …

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