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Melissa Bradley, Chief Executive Officer, Tides

Melissa Bradley, Chief Executive Officer, Tides

February 27, 2013

PND interviewed Bradley, who joined San Francisco-based Tides as CEO in 2010, about the organization's work in the impact investing space, and philanthropy's support for human rights/racial justice initiatives....

Ellen Alberding, President, Joyce Foundation

Ellen Alberding, President, Joyce Foundation

January 10, 2013

PND checked in with Alberding, an outspoken proponent of reasonable gun-control policies, about the scourge of gun violence in America and what philanthropy can do to address the issue...

Gary Bagley, Executive Director, New York Cares

Gary Bagley, Executive Director, New York Cares

December 6, 2012

Laura Cronin, a regular contributor to PhilanTopic, spoke with the executive director of the city's largest volunteer organization about the organization's work with local nonprofit partners in response to Superstorm Sandy....

Beth Adcock Shiroishi, President, ATT Foundation

Beth Adcock Shiroishi, President, ATT Foundation

November 28, 2012

PND spoke with Shiroishi, vice president for sustainability and philanthropy at AT&T and president of the AT&T Foundation, about AT&T Aspire, a $100 million initiative focused on helping more students graduate from high school ready for college and careers....

Joel Wachs, President, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Joel Wachs, President, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

October 16, 2012

PND spoke with Wachs about the foundation's decision to sell the rest of the legendary pop artist's works and about its social media presence, or lack thereof. A former member of the Los Angeles City Council, Wachs joined the foundation in 2001....

Eugene Tempel, Senior Fellow, IUPUI Center on Philanthropy

Eugene Tempel, Senior Fellow, IUPUI Center on Philanthropy

July 30, 2012

Tempel, former director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, spoke with PND about efforts to develop a new School of Philanthropy within the IU system and the steps he and others are taking to make it a reality....

Kimberleigh J. Smith, Board Chair, Paul Rapoport Foundation

Kimberleigh J. Smith, Board Chair, Paul Rapoport Foundation

June 16, 2012

Laura Cronin, a regular contributor to PhilanTopic, spoke with Smith about the foundation's decision to spend down, what it is doing to help grantees navigate that transition, and her advice for other foundations that may be considering spend-down scenarios....

Andrew J. Hollander, Of Counsel, KL Gates

Andrew J. Hollander, Of Counsel, KL Gates

May 18, 2012

After an event at the Foundation Center, PND had a chance to chat with Hollander about the simple things nonprofits can do to protect their brands online and a few good social media clauses worth embracing....

Karen Zelermyer, President/CEO, and Andrew Lane, Chair, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Karen Zelermyer, President/CEO, and Andrew Lane, Chair, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

April 12, 2012

Zelermyer, president and CEO of Funders for LGBQT Issues, and Lane, the affinity group's chair, spoke with PND about its most recent report, Forty Years of LGBTQ Philanthropy: 1970-2010, which found, among other things, that over the past four decades nearly eight hundred foundations invested more than $771 million in support of LGBTQ issues, with 86 percent of that funding awarded in the last decade.....

Craig Reigel, Managing Director, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Craig Reigel, Managing Director, Nonprofit Finance Fund

March 14, 2012

PND spoke with Riegel about NFF Capital Partners' 2010 Portfolio Performance Report, which, among other things, details the results to date of the sixteen equity campaigns mounted by Riegel and his colleagues....

Karen Brown, Fairfield County Community Foundation

Karen Brown, Fairfield County Community Foundation

November 18, 2011

Laura Cronin, a regular contributor to PhilanTopic, spoke with Brown about the impact of the recession on nonprofits in Connecticut and what FCCF is doing to help its grantees weather the diificult economic climate....

Carol Coletta, President, ArtPlace

Carol Coletta, President, ArtPlace

November 2, 2011

Coletta spoke with PND about how the public-private collaboration she leads plans to use community-based arts projects to drive economic revitalization in cities and towns across the country....

Hugh Hogan, Executive Director, North Star Fund

Hugh Hogan, Executive Director, North Star Fund

October 26, 2011

PND spoke with Hogan, who in May celebrated his ninth anniversary as executive director of the fund, about Occupy Wall Street and whether foundations and philanthropists should align themselves with the OWS cause....