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Strategic co-funding: exploring funder collaboration

2 Hilary Pearson 6 March 2013

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) organized a convening of about 140 funders in Washington on 21 February to discuss a rapidly developing field of activity for many philanthropic players: increasing impact through co-funding.  The format …

Relaxing in the bath helps creativity: insights from the 2012 GEO conference

Robyn Scott 21 March 2012

Did you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms?! This would be the first conference I have ever attended where I have been encouraged in a lifelong propensity to daydream! Those ‘easily distracted’ …

Reflections from the GEO conference: who and what is ‘the network’ really?

1 Paul Shoemaker 19 March 2012

A few years ago, I changed my title to ‘executive connector’, mostly for the heck of it. It stuck, largely because it really describes well what I do and Social Venture Partners (SVP) does. Over …

Getting it right at the GEO conference in Seattle

Albert Ruesga 13 March 2012

Is grantmaking getting smarter? According to a survey recently released by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), the answer appears to be ‘not by much’ – or at least not fast enough. Last conducted in 2008, this …

Obama announcement highlights GEO’s project to ‘scale what works’

Alliance magazine 27 May 2010

In an announcement made today about the US government’s Social Innovation Fund, President Barack Obama highlights the Scaling What Works project. This three-year project of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) is supported by a coalition …