Philanthropy at COF: blogs, buzzwords and books

“You are a better grantmaker if you do blogs.”

Susan Berresford (ex-Ford Foundation) at the Emerging Leaders Salon, Council on Foundations 2008

“Bloggers are not reporters . . .

they bring a multi-disciplinary approach to thinking about philanthropy.”

Sean S.S, Tactical Philanthropy on bloggers.

Blogs to watch this week from the Conference:

– Tactical Philanthropy, whose 18-person blogging team at the conference is composed primarily of program officers and directors of Foundations.

– Philanthropy 2173

Council of Foundation Blog


I submitted mine on the Philanthropy 2173 blog as part of a call for crowdsourcing. I suggested these ones.

local, micro-loans, tiny, for-benefit enterprise, fourth sector, Co-operative, gift economy, leverage, wisdom of crowds, transparency,

Books to buy:

“Grassroots Philanthropy” by Bill Somerville was published in Feb. Might be worth a read.

Creating Change through Family Philanthropy: the Next GenerationCreating Change through Family Philanthropy: the Next Generation

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Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

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