Posts written by “Jennifer Astone


Networking on Steroids: A Reciprocity Web Defined

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How do you shake information out of a conference room full of smart and well-connected people? Try the reciprocity web. As the facilitator for the Africa Meeting at the recent Grantmakers Without Borders Conference in San Francisco, I didn’t participate in the breakout or speed networking sessions but I made an exception when it came to the reciprocity web–I just couldn’t pass up an opportunity to get something that I needed from such a well-connected group of people. As Gw/oB Board Member [...]

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Anatomy of a Global Donor

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“To move from a checkbook donor to a strategic donor, you must have a theory of change.” John Harvey, outgoing Executive Director of Grantmakers Without Borders, shared this nugget of wisdom with a packed house at the start of the 2010 Annual Gw/oB Conference. In a mere twenty minutes, John Harvey shared photos from icebergs to rabbits that illustrated the key lessons and reflections he gleaned from ten years of working with the network of GWOB members and their grantees. His critique started [...]

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