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Chet Tchozewski

Opinion 8 Chet Tchozewski 11 July 2011

Steve Gunderson’s departure leaves the Council on Foundations poised for global partnership

Last week Steve Gunderson announced his plan to resign as President and CEO of the Council on Foundations, effective 1 September 2011. Steve has led the Council with great distinction since 2005 and his legacy …

Special feature Chet Tchozewski 1 March 2010 For Subscribers

Getting to maybe

The cover photo of a butterfly poised for flight represents the so-called ‘butterfly effect’, the idea that seemingly trivial events can have a great impact on complex adaptive systems. The tiny movement of air from …

Book review Chet Tchozewski 1 September 2008

Grassroots Philanthropy: Field notes of a maverick grantmaker – Bill Somerville with Fred Setterburg

When I began to explore the ‘back story’ of philanthropic decision-making in the early 1990s, I could not understand why so few foundations made small grants, really small grants – say under $5,000. Eventually I …

Opinion Chet Tchozewski 1 December 2006

Intuition, trust, and a great river of money

‘Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.’ Albert Einstein In honour of the recent centennial of Einstein’s miracle year, here’s a thought experiment: imagine that you’ve been …