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News & Events | 10 December 2012 | Holiday Giving, Purpose Prize Winners, Philly Schools

December 10, 2012

High Impact Holiday Giving: Our guidance on how you can make the greatest difference with your year-end philanthropy. All of the following resources are available:

  • Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck: A round-up of our best philanthropic opportunities, taken from our last six years of analyzing where private, philanthropic funds can make the biggest difference improving the lives of others. It includes our latest model-in-practice, the Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed, from our ongoing child survival donor toolkit.
  • Tips for Holiday Giving: In addition to our Center’s analyses, these sites provide pre-vetted opportunities and nonprofit information for donors seeking to make a bigger difference this holiday season.
  • Our Guidance in the News: Includes interviews with our team on ways to approach year-end giving and stories on related events such as the recent Giving Tuesday.

Putting Charities to the Test: Our work is highlighted in Tina Rosenberg’s “Fixes” column in the New York Times.

Congratulations to this year’s Purpose Prize winners, all individuals in their 60’s who are pursuing encore careers focused on social purpose. Our founding executive director, Katherina Rosqueta, has served as a juror for the past 3 years.

Gates Foundation donates multimillion-dollar grant to Philly schools: Our hometown of Philadelphia was one of ten cities to be awarded a Gates Foundation grant last week ($2.5 million) to foster greater collaboration between district, charter, and parochial schools. The grant will support work developing school leadership, improved teaching through an expansion of an existing coaching model, and alignment of assessments with the Common Core State Standards. These focus areas are much in line with strategies and investment opportunities discussed in the Center’s High Impact Philanthropy to Improve Teaching Quality.

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