Risk, Passion and Impact: What a Business Scholar Sees in Filmmaking

27 Jul 2009 by Ellen Schneider

Diana Barrett founded The Fledgling Fund in 2005 after a long career at Harvard University, where she taught in both the Harvard Business School and the School of Public Health. At Harvard Business School, she was a member of the Social Enterprise core group, where she taught Business Leadership in the Social Sector as well as in various executive programs. Her areas of interest at Harvard included the use of public-private partnerships for global poverty reduction, and specifically, in addressing the social and personal burden of diseases such as HIV/AIDS.

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GEO Proposes: Lessons From the Change Agent Project

20 Jul 2009 by Courtney Bourns

Courtney Bourns is the director of programs at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. She oversees the development and implementation of programs as the organization continues to expand its work facilitating change in grantmaker practices that support nonprofit results. She has worked with community groups, nonprofit organizations and foundation-nonprofit collaboratives committed to social change, and has led training, facilitation and consulting initiatives in organizational development, strategic planning, and leadership development.

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Cinema for Change – On Egos, Agendas and Impact

13 Jul 2009 by Jeremy Kagan

Jeremy Kagan is an international and Emmy award winning director, writer and producer of feature films and television. He teaches narrative directing at the graduate School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and is the founder of the Change Making Media Lab, whose mandate is research into effective cinematic techniques to help organizations use the cinematic arts to achieve health, sustainability, and social justice. He produced and directed the 10-part series the ACLU Freedom Files in 2006.

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Getting Engaged – What Funders and Filmmakers See in Long Term Commitments

6 Jul 2009 by Kevin Bolduc

Kevin Bolduc is the Vice President of Assessment Tools at the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP). CEP’s mission is to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness and impact. Visit


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Relationships in a Time of Flux

29 Jun 2009 by Claire Aguilar

Claire Aguilar is the Vice President of Programming for the Independent Television Service (ITVS). ITVS funds, presents and promotes award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television and cable, innovative new media projects on the Web and the Emmy Award-winning weekly series “Independent Lens.” Visit

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