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Bill Honored With 2012 Duveneck Humanitarian Award

On September 22, Bill was graciously awarded the 17th annual Josephine and Frank Duveneck Humanitarian Award. These awards are given to outstanding members in the community who embody humanitarian values which are put into action. In addition to Bill, this … Continue reading

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Part 1: Learn About “Giving With Confidence: A Guide to Savvy Philanthropy”

The Loneliness of the Individual Donor – and How to Cure It We are pleased to share an excerpt from Giving With Confidence: A Guide to Savvy Philanthropy, a new book by PVF Board Member, Colburn Wilbur. “You need two … Continue reading

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Part 2: Learn About “Giving With Confidence: A Guide to Savvy Philanthropy”

The Loneliness of the Individual Donor – and How to Cure It We are pleased to share an excerpt from Giving With Confidence: A Guide to Savvy Philanthropy, a new book by PVF Board Member, Colburn Wilbur. When I was … Continue reading

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25 Philanthropic Bullet Points

By: Bill Somerville There are certain givens when working in professional philanthropy (foundations). The list of 25 bullet points below is my effort to shed light on them, based on several decades working with and for grantmakers. Trust people – … Continue reading

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Ingredients of Good Philanthropy

At Philanthropic Ventures Foundation we try to go beyond the norm. Listed below are some of what we consider to be ingredients of good philanthropy which reflect the work we do: Where does PVF want to go in philanthropy over … Continue reading

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Personal Ventures Transformed by Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

Guest post by Shannon Burns, who served as a PVF intern in November/December 2010 It’s official. I have entered the “Odyssey Years.” David Brooks penned this term for the emerging stage in my generation’s human development as, “the decade of … 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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