Center Releases Compendiums of Abstracts of Foundation Governance, Leadership and Strategy Reports

June 26 2019 – The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy has released the 2019 edition of “Foundation Governance, Leadership and Strategy: An Annotated Bibliography,” which contains summaries of key literature relevant to foundation and philanthropic leadership from the past sixteen years. In addition, The Center has also released an abridged bibliography that contains a smaller collection of summaries of the most recent and important reports from the last decade.

Both bibliographies come from more than a decade-and-a-half of work facilitating intimate discussions among lead executives of 12 of the largest and most prominent foundations in Los Angeles on a range of topics relevant for foundation governance and philanthropic leadership.  As part of these meetings, The Center identifies and summarizes recently released reports, articles and other materials of interest to foundation executives.

This year, The Center has added seventeen new summaries to the annotated bibliography and five new summaries to the abridged annotated bibliography, covering a range of timely topics. A number of reports focus on the evolving role of philanthropy in civil society, emerging practices and tactics that allow funders to listen better to both grantees and those they serve, and the changing nature of foundation work with a system focus.

The updated annotated bibliography from the last 16 years is available here. The abbreviated version, which includes summaries of only the most salient reports from the past decade, is available here.

The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy promotes more effective philanthropy and strengthens the nonprofit sector through research that informs philanthropic decision-making and public policy to advance community problem solving. The Center is a part of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, which works to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad.

For more information:
Please contact Nicholas Williams, Associate Director, The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy at [email protected] or (213) 740-8557