When I returned to consulting, I thought I’d have more time to blog. As the first few months have unfolded, that didn’t happen. Instead, two big projects consumed my reading, research, and creative energies. You might find some of the books useful…
How do philanthropic families involve younger generations in giving? How do those families think about strategy, impact, and legacy? How are they using staff, advisors, and services such as Donor-Advised Funds? Which financial and volunteer roles are…
It would be easy to believe that most grantmaking is complex, even to believe it should be complex. Read the philanthropy news sources. Funders are praised for their wall-sized strategy maps, multi-year evaluation projects, and drive for scientific…
When I’m asked to speak, I describe myself in three roles – philanthropist, philanthropoid, and philanthropy geek. The more practice I have in living out each of those roles, the more I find myself returning to three core beliefs: Philanthropy – voluntary…
“Philanthropy has begun to use the accountability movement to establish a norm for what sound philanthropic investments should look like. This is where serious harm can occur….Accountability, in the end, is about defining the minimum level of acceptable…
- Tony Macklin ConsultingAt-Large Pro, 2008 - presentPhilanthropist, philanthropoid, philanthropy geek working at the intersection of meaningful giving and community results. I primarily serve donor families and donor groups, grantmakers, and the associations and advisors that serve them.
- Roy A. Hunt FoundationExecutive Director, 2011 - 2015
- Central Indiana Community Foundationvarious roles, ending as AVP, 1996 - 2008
- Indiana Department of Commercelow-level bureaucrat, 1989 - 1995
- Macklin's ClothingHaberdasher's son, 1981 - 1989
NCFP - Avoiding avoidance: Addressing and managing conflict in family ph...
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Can Food Trucks Help Solve Pittsburgh's Food Desert Dilemma?
Food trucks are commonplace in cities such as Los Angeles or New York, but Pittsburgh has had a hard time embracing the mobile eateries. All
Kiva City Pittsburgh launches Thursday - Pittsburgh Business Times
Kiva City Pittsburgh formally launches Thursday morning.
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Starting with 'Yes" or Getting to "Yes" - Wise Philanthropy
About 25 years ago, the results of a Harvard research project on negotiation techniques were published, in a non-academic format,...
The Seven Imperatives to Keeping Meetings on Track
Everyone knows good meeting practice -- but few actually follow it.