March 2013

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
Affinity group staff at GIH 2013
HEFN Director Kathy Sessions shares highlights and insights from Grantmakers In Health's 2013 annual meeting, including a summary of HEFN's "Assess and Address: Protecting Health Where We Live, Work, and Play" session and shifting language toward a "health for all" approach, in this blog post.
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Lower 48 states shale plays
Still not sure what the big deal is about fracking? HEFN Program Manager Ramtin Arablouei has 7 reasons why your foundation should be paying attention to this controversial method for extracting natural gas.
March 11, 2013 by Niki Jagpal
Could fusing strategy and justice for strategic philanthropy increase effectiveness? Niki Jagpal from the National Center for Responsive Philanthropy advocates for that approach in this Giving InSight blog post.
March 4, 2013 by Jon Cracknell
A blog post on summarizing the key findings on NGO and philanthropic activity surrounding fracking from HEFN's Fracking Survey 2012.

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Jake is the Energy Program Manager at The 11th Hour Project, where he works to reduce the public health and ecological impacts of antiquated energy systems in the US. He holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master of Social Work degree from Boston College.

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