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08/15/2014 - Poem of the Week: Danez Smith Grantee News From Split This Rock:   This week we feature Danez Smith’s “not an elegy for Mike Brown” as poem of the week. Danez composed this poem shortly after the police shooting of Mike Brown of Ferguson, Missouri. Split … Continue reading

08/08/2014 - Getting The Picture: Our Changing Climate Grantee News From Earth Vision Trust: Take a Tour of “GETTING THE PICTURE” from Extreme Ice Survey on Vimeo. Earth Vision Trust is thrilled to announce our latest project: Getting The Picture: Our Changing Climate, an innovative online multimedia tool … Continue reading

Update From The Foundation

Topic: THE BUSINESS OF CHANGE IS CHANGING: ADAPTING OUR PRACTICE What can grantmakers do to better support our grant partners? This is a question that has been asked often within philanthropic circles. Research by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and The Center for Effective Philanthropy provides some insights into how to … Continue reading ...

Topic: This is what leadership looks like: For Lani Shaw 1967 – 2014 We spend a lot of time in philanthropy trying to define leadership—at the Compton Foundation, we have expanded the way we think about leadership to use a transformative lens: what does transformative leadership look like for those of us working … Continue reading ...