Reflections on Philanthropic Effectiveness

This article is based on comments, thoughts and ideas of over 35 foundation representatives brought together in Heidelberg, Germany, by the Bertelsmann Foundation and the International Network on Strategic Philanthropy. (However, it is not a formal document of either organization.) It is a reflection of how some of those involved in philanthropy approach a question that is viewed with increasing importance, namely: How should we best pursue efforts to maximize the effectiveness of philanthropy?

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