Commonwealth National Podcast

Strategic Philanthropy: Its Potential and Pitfalls (5/18/09)

Hal Harvey, CEO, ClimateWorks Foundation; Co-author, Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy
Paul Brest, President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Co-author, Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy

How can we ensure that philanthropy achieves the greatest impact, particularly when it comes to society’s most intractable challenges? Brest and Harvey emphasize the importance of strategy and offer donors a road map for designing logical, evidence-based strategies to achieve their goals. They examine the possibilities and potential pitfalls of strategic philanthropy.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on May 18, 2009.