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100 Years of Philanthropy and Connection

This year, we are thrilled to celebrate the centennial of the Surdna Foundation, Andrus Family Fund’s parent foundation. AFF’s Program Associate, Jennifer Kaizer, reflects on the history of Surdna and … Read More >

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Questions We Need to Ask in Philanthropy

A couple of months ago, while the weather was still cold, I jumped on an Amtrak train headed to an even colder Boston for the Center for Effective Philanthropy conference. … Read More >

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Capacity Building Through Deep Listening: Introducing SOAR

After more than three years of deep listening to our grantee partners, we are excited to launch a new capacity-building program called SOAR: Sustaining Organizations; Augmenting Resilience. Here are some … Read More >

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I Choose Love To Build A Stronger Movement

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Over the past few months, I have tried to … Read More >

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Lessons Learned: Reflections on PolicyLink’s Equity Summit 2015, Part 2

Last week I highlighted some of the major lessons I learned at PolicyLink’s Equity Summit. Below are a few additional insights that will inform my work with AFF in the … Read More >

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Lessons Learned: Reflections on PolicyLink’s Equity Summit 2015

In October of 2015, I packed my bags and headed to sunny California to join over 3000 organizers, policy advocates, artists, academics, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and civic officials concerned with bringing … Read More >

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Creating Opportunity: Working Together to Build an Inclusive Workforce

In our last blog post, we identified the skills gap that contributes to America’s double digit youth unemployment rate. We also saw how grantee partner LeadersUp is closing the skills … Read More >

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Creating Opportunity: Connecting 5.5 Million Youth to Careers

In our last blog series, we saw how our grantee partners are working together to disrupt inequity in New Orleans in order to create a more just city for its … Read More >

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