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Philanthropy Annual: 2008 Review

Be in the know. Stay on top of the issues, trends, and people in the field. Philanthropy Annual, our compendium of highlights from the year, includes:
  • Exclusive interviews with leaders in our field
  • Commentary by respected thinkers
  • Notable leadership changes and sector awards
  • A roundup of books, periodicals, and blogs
  • Key stats on foundation giving
  • A handy desk reference section with listings of sector organizations and contacts

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2008: Top Stories in the News

  • The Economy Implodes
  • Political Roadblocks, Economy Hamper Response to Disasters
  • Global Philanthropy Edges Toward Spotlight
  • Foundations Urged to "Embrace" Diversity
  • Environment, Climate Change Compete for Attention, Dollars
  • School Reform, Endowments Dominate Education Debate
  • Legislative Roundup
  • Noteworthy Gifts
  • 2009: Preview of the Year Ahead

People Who Make a Difference

  • Key Changes in Leadership 2008
  • Prize Philanthropy Awards and Recipients, 2008
  • 2008 Awards to Philanthropists
  • Nonprofit Times "2008 Power & Influence Top 50"

Newsmakers interviews
  • Paul Brest, President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Steven J. McCormick, President and CEO, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Matthew Bishop, Co-Author, Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World
"5 Questions For…"
  • Gary Bass, Founder and Executive Director, OMB Watch
  • David Grant, President and CEO, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
  • Jessica Flannery, Co-Founder/Chief Marketing Officer, Kiva
Commentary & Opinion
  • "No Child Left Behind: How Do We Know if We’re Not Tracking?" by Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
  • "Philanthropic Triage During an Economic Downturn: Linking Financing to Impact," by Katherina Rosqueta, Executive Director, University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice, Center for High Impact Philanthropy
  • "Heightened Congressional and Media Scrutiny of Nonprofit Sector to Continue," by Karl Emerson, Attorney, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP

Media Review

  • Books published in 2008
  • Periodicals
  • Blogs
  • Online Reports
  • "Nonprofit Communications: Growing Interest, Growing Need," by Gordon Mayer, Vice President, Community Media Workshop

The State of Foundation Giving

  • 30 Largest Foundation Grants in 2006
  • Grants by Major Subject Categories
  • Foundation Establishments 2006–2008
  • Foundation Terminations 2006–2008
  • 50 Largest Grantmaking Public Charities
  • 50 Largest Foundations
  • 10 Largest Foundations in Each State

Appendix: Key Contacts

  • Foundation Center Funding Information Centers
  • Nonprofit Academic Centers
  • Regional Associations of Grantmakers
  • Grantmaker Affinity Groups
  • Other Nonprofit Support Organizations
  • Philanthropy Periodical Editors

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