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Family Philanthropy Newsletter, April 2019

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04/23/2019

But am I Making a Difference? How Family Foundations Can Understand Their Impact - As a philanthropic advisor, my job is to help donors craft a strategy or approach, find organizations to support, and understand the impact that they’re making. While the first two take some time, they are ultimately achievable. The third is a much heavier lift. And this is more often the case with families, who are committed to making a difference, but are rarely interested diverting potential grant funds to support sophisticated (and expensive) evaluations.

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Family Philanthropy Newsletter, January 2019

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01/07/2019

The holiday season has come to an end. For some of us the holidays are bittersweet, pulling on our emotions between warm, laughter-filled moments with family and the strain of keeping everyone reasonably happy. Like it or not, families play an intricate, if not intense, role in the holidays but unlike all of our holiday decorations that we can box up and put away for another year, families are a constant.

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An Escalating Humanitarian Crisis at the San Diego-Tijuana Border How Philanthropy Can Respond

Publication date: 
11/26/2018

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and Hispanics in Philanthropy have created this two-page issue brief to update funders on this crisis, which will worsen with the arrival of the much-publicized exodus of Central American asylum seekers and migrants, including many families with young children. This brief covers the multi-faceted nature of the situation, its impact on communities on both sides of the border, and how funders can support local efforts to address urgent humanitarian needs and long-term p

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