By Jeff Solomon Foundations have a great deal more potential for impact, influence, and leverage than simply their grantmaking. As we at the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies rapidly approach our sunset date, we have been reflecting on those many examples of achieving … [Read more...] about Foundation Life: Beyond Money and Grantmaking
ACBP Spend Down
By John Hoover In the 2000’s, social entrepreneurship was well underway at The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies (ACBP). Incubated programs including the Heritage Project, Birthright Israel, and the Karev Program for Education Involvement were in full swing, and s … [Read more...] about Protect Your Mission: Offload Non-Core Activities and Share Services
By John F. Prato Growing up in Canada as a first generation Canadian, born into a family of immigrant parents, one is raised with a profound level of gratitude towards this young, diverse, caring, and inviting democracy. I also have a responsibility to maintain that openness … [Read more...] about Enhancing Canadianism through a Partnership Mosaic
By Ambassador Ido Aharoni In my role as Consul General, I work to ensure a vibrant society in Israel by maintaining strong friendships with influential American Jewish organizations. Their involvement greatly enhances the State of Israel and the well-being of its citizens. It … [Read more...] about Improving Communities in Israel through Partnerships
Many foundations have the treat of operating in a decorated space full of art. The art may be finger painted by kids who benefit from a funded program, or decorative art initially acquired to enrich and enliven the space. When a foundation spends down, what happens to the art? … [Read more...] about What Do You Do With a Couch Potato?