Reflections on Risk

In philanthropy, we often talk about risk. How much are we willing to take? How do we strategically plan to minimise it? Can we mitigate it entirely? Are we taking enough? How do we manage it? As funders there is a risk to our brand if we make bad decisions about who and how to fund. Risk to our professional reputations...

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Initial Impressions of Life on the Foundation Side

At the beginning of January, Jayson joined the Peery Foundation as our Social Entrepreneurship Portfolio Director, overseeing our Regional and Global Portfolios. Jayson comes to the foundation having worked for nearly 10 years helping to grow several international nonprofits, including Room to Read, one of the fastest growing nonprofits ever. After 7 years helping Room to Read...

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Now We Are 4

We’re still small, but at 4 people you feel like a team—a real team. With our new found identify, we just created the first version of our Team Manual. We reviewed policies and procedures materials created by other foundations and learned a lot about the topics and policies we might want to cover. We went with a lite version, which, I’m excited to say, is exactly two sides of paper. 

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