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Jane Wales, World Affairs Council President and CEO, has two new blog entries up on Huffington Post. The first addresses the expectations Americans have for foundations while the second looks at the new book by Alicia Epstein Korsten, Change Philanthropy: Candid Stories of Foundations Maximizing Results through Social Justice.

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Jane Wales, World Affairs Council President and CEO, is now blogging for the Huffington Post. Read her most current blog, about what philanthropists can do to meet the needs of lower-income Americans, here.

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Friday evening, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation president Paul Brest posted his third Huffington Post piece related to the controversial National Committee for Responsible Philanthropy (NCRP) report entitled, Criteria for Philanthropy at its Best. In this installment, he takes on the NCRP recommendation that 50 percent of all foundation support be directed toward unrestricted General Operating Support (GOS). The article provides a thoughtful overview of the various reasons to provide GOS in some situations, while noting that program support is appropriate in other circumstances. In the end, Brest concludes that foundations must retain the flexibility to judge — and should be trusted to make wise decisions about — whether GOS or program support is the preferred option.

Mr. Brest will be one of the close to 100 speakers at the upcoming Global Philanthropy Forum annual conference in Washington, DC on Aprill 22-24.

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There’s an interesting discussion going on at Paul Brest‘s Strategic Philanthropy blog on The Huffington Post.  He and colleague Sean Stannard-Stockton of Tactical Philanthropy are discussing Paul’s 8 point framework for strategic philanthropy.  The main point of contention at this point centers around the validity of using a static “theory of change” in the dynamic, ever-changing social landscape in which philanthropy operates.

We look forward to a lively exchange on all sides – between Paul and Sean, and from reader contributions to the discussion.

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