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Trumped

Published on: July 19th, 2017 by Hank Goldstein

Six months of the Trump presidency have been a godsend to the left: environmental organizations, civil rights groups, and above

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The Race to the Finish

Published on: September 14th, 2016 by Hank Goldstein

No, not the election. If my present prognostications hold 2016 will be a banner year for philanthropy in at least

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Does It Matter?

Published on: June 7th, 2016 by Hank Goldstein

As reported June 2nd in the Philanthropy News Digest a Council on Foundations survey of nearly a thousand grantmakers found

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The Mark of Philanthropy

Published on: January 11th, 2016 by Hank Goldstein

Much ink has been spilled in reality and metaphorically on the matter of  Mark Zuckerberg’s and Priscilla Chan’s $45 billion

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It’s hard to rock two babies

Published on: September 23rd, 2015 by Hank Goldstein

A woman I know owns two restaurants 20 miles apart. I asked her how she manages that. “It’s hard to

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Summer 2015

FFM/C Newsletter
Published on: July 20th, 2015 by Hank Goldstein

US giving totaled  more than $358 billion in 2014 according to Giving USA, long time compilers and publishers  together with the Center on

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The New Old

Published on: May 4th, 2015 by Hank Goldstein

At last week’s stimulating Council on Foundations meeting  in San Francisco I was struck by two seemingly contradictory ideas: first

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“Disruptive” Grant Making

Published on: February 12th, 2015 by Hank Goldstein

Disruptive grant making is to traditional philanthropy as Uber is to the taxi industry – a challenge to the old

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No Sweat

FFM/C Newsletter
Published on: January 22nd, 2015 by Hank Goldstein

Every January gym memberships spike. But by late February or March those trips to the gym fall off and many

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GIVING TUESDAY

Published on: December 1st, 2014 by Hank Goldstein

We’ve been through Thanksgiving Thursday, Cyber Friday (which started weeks ago), Cyber Monday (today) and now … Tomorrow, December 2,

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SOCIAL VENTURE PARTNERS

Published on: October 28th, 2014 by Hank Goldstein

Two weeks ago I attended the Social Venture Partners conference in Austin TX. SVP is based in Seattle and works in

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Nonprofit Finance Fund: The Nonprofit Sector

Published on: September 16th, 2014 by Hank Goldstein

NFF’s 2014 survey of New York City’s nonprofit sector reported, in brief, that ” … the story [is] depressingly familiar;”

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From Shoemaker to Shoemaker

FFM/C Newsletter
Published on: August 11th, 2014 by Hank Goldstein

FFM/C Newsletter:  Volume 1 Number 1 Aug 2014 Dear Friends and Colleagues, Welcome to the first edition of our Newsletter.

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All In The Family

Published on: July 14th, 2014 by Hank Goldstein

The Financial Times recently ran a piece called “Founders, fathers and daughters” highlighting the increasing role of women at the

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Focus v. Flexibility

Published on: June 24th, 2014 by Hank Goldstein

At the recent Council on Foundations meeting in Washington DC I spent my time at the sessions beamed at family

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NON-PROFITEERS

Published on: May 26th, 2014 by Hank Goldstein

For newcomers to FFM/C: I have been teaching management of  nonprofit corporations at Milano/the School for Public Engagement at New

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Women’s Philanthropy

Published on: April 10th, 2014 by Hank Goldstein

Last week I attended the Women’s Philanthropy Institute conference in Chicago – sponsored and nurtured over the years by the

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THE OVERHEAD MYTH

Published on: March 20th, 2014 by Hank Goldstein

Thanks to friend and colleague Jeffrey Byrne, President + CEO of Jeffrey Byrne Associates, for addressing “The Overhead Myth” and

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“PRIVATE” SCIENCE

Published on: March 17th, 2014 by Hank Goldstein

A recent New York Times essay highlights the role billionaire’s philanthropy plays in funding basic and clinical research or prevention

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“The Last Thing I Want!”

Published on: February 26th, 2014 by Hank Goldstein

A friend of  mine, a charity CEO,  called me after she read my last post Be A Donor-Doer. “Have you

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Be A “Donor-Doer”

Published on: February 18th, 2014 by Hank Goldstein

Today’s New York Times (Feb 18 2014) reports on a billionaire  investor who’s putting $100 million of his  money into

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The End of January

Published on: January 28th, 2014 by Hank Goldstein

Thank the Lord! It’s almost over. January is the month of resolutions: so much is foresworn. And then comes February.

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Setting the Strategy

Published on: January 16th, 2014 by Hank Goldstein

  For a new or emerging family foundation strategic focus is  one of the first orders of business. Regardless of

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Welcome to 2014

Published on: January 2nd, 2014 by Hank Goldstein 1 Comment

  Facebook’s under-30 Mark Zuckerberg led US philanthropy in 2013 with a gift of almost $1billion in company stock to

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HO. HO HO! YOUR FOUNDATION AND YEAR-END GIVING

Published on: December 18th, 2013 by Hank Goldstein

It’s that time. In this week’s New Yorker (Dec 23 and 30) – and maybe other publications as well - 

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