May 23, 2011
by Bradley Center
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A Book Discussion on
Philanthropy That Gets Results
Monday, May 23 - 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Hudson Institute - Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center
1015 15th Street, NW - Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
A new book by Thomas Tierney, co-founder and chairman of The Bridgespan Group, and Joel Fleishman, a professor of law and public policy at Duke University, discusses how to get the best results from philanthropy. In Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results, they argue that effective grantmaking demands rigorous inquiry around six questions:
What are my values and beliefs?
What is “success” and how can it be achieved?
What am I accountable for?
What will it take to get the job done?
How do I work with grantees?
Am I getting better?
Business guru Jim Collins calls Give Smart, “a great gift to the world. By asking questions – the right questions – Tom Tierney and Joel Fleishman guide, advise, challenge, and, as with all great teachers, push us to find our own best answers. If you want your philanthropy to be useful – changing lives, solving intractable problems, making society work better – then engage deeply with this book!”
That is just what we did on May 23, along with co-author Thomas Tierney, Kristi Kimball from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Jeff Cain from Philanthropy Daily. Bradley Center Director William Schambra moderated the discussion.
Kristi Kimball and Malka Kopell, "Letting Go," Stanford Social Innovation Review (Spring 2011).
Program and Panel
Registration, lunch buffet
Welcome by Hudson Institute Senior Fellow William Schambra
Jeff Cain, Executive Publisher of Philanthropy Daily and President of the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation
Kristi Kimball, Program Officer at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Ralph Smith, Executive Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Thomas Tierney, Chairman and Co-Founder of The Bridgespan Group and Co-author of Give Smart
Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal aims to explore the usually unexamined intellectual assumptions underlying the grantmaking practices of America’s foundations and provide practical advice and guidance to grantmakers who seek to support smaller, grassroots institutions in the name of civic renewal.
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