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Philanthropic Failures Are Not Always a Bad Thing

Yes – there is failure in philanthropy. And it’s a good thing. Last month, well before the SSIR article, “Getting the Best Possible Failures in Philanthropy” was released, I was talking with a funder about taking risks and possible failure. … Continue reading

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“Plan B” is NOT Failure

I was talking with a policy nonprofit in September and they were explaining all of the activities they planned to initiate after Hillary won the election. I asked, “What happens if she doesn’t win? What’s Plan B?” Their response: “We’re … Continue reading

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“I Really Didn’t Like It. At All.”

Everyone I know who has returned from a recent trip to Iceland loved it. They raved about it. So I was excited to go this past August. And after I got back to the States, it took me weeks before … Continue reading

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“Our Plan Flopped”

The Philanthropy Roundtable recently published an article written by the Walton Family Foundation entitled, “Rebounding from Philanthropic Failure.” The subtitle stated, “Our plan flopped. We didn’t give up. We changed course.” I immediately digested the article, in which the Foundation … Continue reading

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