Susan Berresford (Ford Foundation)
James E. Canales (James Irvine Foundation)
Sandra Hernández (San Francisco Foundation)
Peter Hero (Community Foundation Silicon Valley)
Sally Osberg (Skoll Foundation)
Iqbal Paroo (Omidyar Network)
How about inviting some prominent scholars and thought leaders in philanthropy, such as:
Kathleen D. McCarthy (City University of New York)
Steven Schroeder (University of California San Francisco)
James Allen Smith (Georgetown University)
Thomas Tierny (Bridgespan Group)
These are just some of the individuals who spoke at a lecture series sponsored by Stanford University’s Center for Social Innovation and the Haas Center for Public Service.
The practitioners talked about the experiences that have influenced their approaches and strategies. The experts also examined the key issues and challenges facing philanthropy, including foundation accountability, the effectiveness of philanthropy, foundation perpetuity, and more.
The sponsors of the series have just released summaries of these presentations in the volume entitled Stanford Conversations in Philanthropy. We have added this title to our library collections to inspire further discussion on the field. Enjoy!