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Foundations: Use Your Balance Sheet to Help

During this massive economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, government and media attention is focused on the impact on businesses, financial markets, and the economy, but the impact on our nonprofit sector will be worse. Direct service nonprofits will be stretched by the sudden... Read more

COVID-19⁠—Seven Things Philanthropy Can Do 

 

As governments, businesses, and individuals scramble to respond to the threat of a COVID-19 pandemic, those of us who work in the social sector rightly ask what we can do to effectively contribute.

In 2009, I was the medical director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health... Read more

Using Shared Value for Climate Action

A look into FSG’s project with Swedish construction company OBOS

As the fight against climate change intensifies, the most ambitious governments and cities are setting aggressive carbon reduction goals. The government of Sweden is committing to zero net carbon... Read more

The Importance of Framing for Foundations Engaging on Equity

A senior leader from a small family foundation recently told me the story of when her organization first began conversations about racial equity and its role in the foundation’s work. She described the session—facilitated by an external consultant—as “tense” and “aggressive,” triggering a wide... Read more

Top Reads from 2019

As FSG enters its 20th year of supporting social impact funders and leaders across sectors, we are appreciative of our clients and partners around the world. Your commitment and progress on health,

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