Ian Wilhelm

Ian Wilhelm
Study Says Few Foundations Use Data to Evaluate Themselves

December 10, 2009, Chronicle of Philanthropy - While many foundation officials say their grant-making efforts are achieving success, they rely heavily on anecdotal evidence and often fail to gather data about themselves and their work, according to a new report.

Debate About Nonprofit Marketing

October 7, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy It seems the nonprofit world is getting some conflicting advice when it comes to marketing.

Home Depot Pledges $30-Million for Green-Building Effort

August 4, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — The home-repair and construction company Home Depot is pledging $30-million to help Habitat for Humanity International build affordable housing that is environmentally friendly.

New York Grant Maker to Close Due to Decline in Assets

July 10, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Hit hard by the economic downturn, a small foundation has opted to spend all of its remaining assets and close its doors — a move some nonprofit leaders have encouraged.

America's Top Philanthropists Hold Secret Meeting To Discuss Global Problems

May 19, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — In a quiet meeting closed to the news media and the public, Bill Gates, David Rockefeller Sr., Oprah Winfrey, and other leading philanthropists met in New York this month to discuss ways to promote efforts to solve growing social problems in America and abroad.

Ford Foundation to Close Offices In Hanoi and Moscow

April 29, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — After losing almost one-third of its assets during the last year, the Ford Foundation has announced it will close its offices in Russia and Vietnam.

White House Social Innovation Office to Have Three Goals

April 22, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — While the plans for the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation are still being worked out by the Obama administration, its newly appointed head, Sonal Shah, gave some details about them during the Global Philanthropy Forum.

MacArthur Foundation Appoints New President

Robert L. Gallucci, a former American diplomat and weapons inspector, has been chosen to be the next president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, one of the nation’s largest foundations.