Posts Tagged ‘Quixote Foundation’

Thinking about the Quixote Foundation’s “Spend Up!”

27 April 2010

This is a big week for fundraising conferences, what with the Council on Foundations get together in Denver (MoJo’s own David Corn was out there talking about gun violence issues). Judging from the twitter stream from @QuixoteTilts, the gathering of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (#epip10)  just prior to the CoF meeting was a rollicking good session, with some pretty fundamental questions put on the table about the who’s, why’s and wherefore’s of philanthropy.

It’s no accident that the Twitter voice of the Quixote Foundation was there and delivering a pretty interesting comment flow for the rest of us. As even a cursory look at their website will tell you, Quixote points its lance at the big questions, pointing its grantmaking at what it believes are the key opportunities for change. Full disclosure: Erik Hanisch, who with his wife Lenore and their great staff run this show, sits on my board of directors; Quixote is a grantmaker for Mother Jones. Read the rest of this entry »

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@Quixotetilts worth following at Council on Foundation meeting

4 May 2009

If you’re on Twitter, would definitely recommend following @quixotetilts, the Twitter account for the folks at the Quixote Foundation (disclosure: MoJo is a grantee, and Erik is on our parent NGO board of directors). Whoever’s there from Quixote is doing some rock solid live-tweeting at the Council on Foundations meeting underway right now.