Monthly Archives: August 2012

Thinking Smaller, But Cheerfully: Philanthropy in the New Global Economy

Foundation assets are generally derived from the skilled conversion of environmental capital into financial capital. We’ve grown or sustained these assets through investing that financial capital in the glorious hungry beast that is globalizing capitalism. And with our grantmaking (and sometimes mission related investments) we have then sought to convert that financial capital into social […]

Ethiopia: Konso People Celebrate UNESCO World Heritage Support

On a recent sunny day in southwestern Ethiopia, the Konso people danced through the streets and sang enthusiastically to the music of a marching band.
Their colorful clothing, traditional masks and shields, and decorative feathers hinted at what a special occasion they were marking: the announcement by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) […]