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Hilda Vega

Opinion Hilda Vega 15 May 2012

More than jargon: using the tools we all like to talk about

We were excited to read Angela Kail’s recent post on New Philanthropy Capital’s theory of change (TOC) report, in particular because we were preparing to co-facilitate a session on using theory of change at the …

Opinion Hilda Vega 23 February 2012

Is it possible to shift philanthropy practice from the middle?

Last month I attended the International Human Rights Funders Group conference in San Francisco, which began with a day-long institute on cultural competency in grantmaking titled ‘What’s Power Got To Do With It?’. The training …

Opinion Hilda Vega 22 December 2011

Ending the year with fundamental questions about giving

Many of us in philanthropy are looking to 2012 as a year of recovery, but a series of reports issued this past year have continued to raise questions about just what kind of a recovery …

Opinion Hilda Vega 6 May 2010

(Still) learning to communicate with grantees

Recently, I was invited by our local association of grantmakers to speak with a group of fundraising professionals about how to build strong relationships with donors. The intention was to engage in a discussion about …