Giving InSight

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
David Fukuzawa
January 28, 2013 by Kathy Sessions
Meet HEFN’s three newest Steering Committee members, Vanessa Daniel (Groundswell Fund), Carolyn Fine Friedman (Fine Fund), and David Fukuzawa (Kresge Foundation). Their leadership adds more brains, more heart, and more experiences to help philanthropy maximize its impact on environmental health and justice.
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Heeten Kalan
Heeten Kalan, Senior Program Officer at the New World Foundation and HEFN Steering Committee member, authored this week's blog post. In it, he reflects on the philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi, and the potential for philanthropy to leverage them for a more just, democratic, clean and fun future.
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social media comic
From our social media desk: reflections on understanding philanthropy's cautiously optimistic approach to social networking and how we want to help more funders make the social media leap.
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January 7, 2013 by Kathy Sessions
HEFN's resolutions to make everyone's lives more clean and green in 2013.
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Dodge Foundation Sandy
December 17, 2012 by Margaret Waldock
Margaret Waldock of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in New Jersey reflects on life after Sandy and shares how the Dodge Foundation and other philanthropists are helping New Jersey rebuild smarter and stronger.
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Director of Strategic Programs
Jeff Wise joined HEFN as its Program Director in 2015, becoming Director of Strategic Programs in 2017 to lead the organization’s issue related work.  From toxics to fracking and from drinking water to climate change and health, Jeff directs HEFN’s events and...

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