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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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The Center for High Impact Philanthropy released a report this month titled “Lifting the Burden of Malaria: An Investment Guide for Impact Driven Philanthropy.”  In it, the authors synthesize data on effective malaria control strategies, consider funding trends and nonprofit performance data, and interview malaria specialists and public health practitioners to help you get to smarter decisions faster.  They recommend strategies to address critical unmet needs and dole out practical advice on evaluating potential investments and assessing post-donation impact.

The report cites our Global Philanthropy Forum Index on Intermediaries as a resource for interested philanthropists to find supportive organizations to help them navigate through the challenges of work in their interest area.

To learn more about efforts underway to combat malaria, check out the CDC site and the RollBackMalaria partnership, a joint effort of the WHO, UNICEF, UNDP and World Bank.

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Over at Forbes.com, Betsy Brill of Strategic Philanthropy; Matthew Bonaguidi from Gresham Partners; and Patricia Angus, Angus Advisory Group talk about the need for philanthropists to be “tactical, effective and strategic” in these challenging economic times.

Read the full article here.

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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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