Category Archives: non-profit

Find Outstanding People and Fund Them

Where’s Bill? Follow PVF’s Executive Director, Bill Somerville, out of the office, for site visits and meetings with outstanding grassroots leaders. This week, I went to Sequoia High School in Redwood City (the oldest high school in Northern California) and … Continue reading

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What is Significant Giving?

Everyone wants their giving to be significant but how do you do it? Significant giving means having a positive impact for a better community. First off, look for quality factors in programs you want to give to: Does the program … Continue reading

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The Future of Philanthropy

Where’s Bill? Follow PVF’s Executive Director, Bill Somerville, out of the office, for site visits and meetings with outstanding grassroots leaders. On April 24, I had the pleasure of giving the plenary speech to the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) … Continue reading

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Trust = Bedrock of Good Giving

Congratulations to Janet Camarena, Director of the San Francisco Foundation Center Library, for her work in launching Glasspockets (www.glasspockets.org).  Will transparency lead to change? Professional philanthropy – foundations – are slow to change.  Despite all the talk, foundations are still … Continue reading

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