Archive for adaptive philanthropy

Follow-up: Grantmaking and Intuition

I trust everyone had a fun and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Last week I posted a blog entitled A Few Reflections on Grantmaking and Intuition (05/20/14). Pulling from work by cognitive scientist turned political commentator George Lakoff, I suggested that conservatives tend to use direct cause and effect thinking to address and solve social problems […]

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Are You Suffering From the Heartbreak of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)?

Systems thinkers are trained to look and assess for such things as unintended consequences, side effects, and even “blowback.” I consider myself to be a systems thinker, and I consider our Foundation to be a systems focused foundation. In my first career I was a structural geologist. Geology, along with its close association to evolution […]

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