Newsmakers

Jennifer Buffett, NoVo Foundation
December 20, 2010

Frequent PhilanTopic contributor Michael Seltzer spoke with Buffett about the NoVo Foundation's work in support of encouraging social/emotional learning, seeding local living movements, and empowering women and girls worldwide....

Robert Lynch, Americans for the Arts
October 14, 2010

PND spoke with Lynch about the state of the arts in America, what arts and cultural organizations can and should be doing to weather the Great Recession, and what the digital future holds in store for artists, arts organizations, and all who support them....

Brett Jenks, Rare Conservation
September 23, 2010

PND spoke with Jenks, president and CEO of Rare Conservation, a U.S.-based conservation group, about the organization's work, the significance of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the dynamics of societal behavior change....

Diane Kaplan, President, Rasmuson Foundation
May 13, 2010

PND spoke with Kaplan about the effects of the economic downturn on Alaska nonprofits and what the state's largest private funder is doing to address recession-related challenges there....

Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder/CEO, Acumen Fund
April 23, 2010

PND spoke with Novogratz about the problems with traditional development aid, the importance of moral imagination, and the opportunities for change created by the global financial crisis....

Albert Ruesga, President/CEO, Greater New Orleans Foundation
August 26, 2009

PND spoke with Ruesga about the post-Katrina recovery effort in his adopted city, the role of foundations in that recovery, social justice philanthropy in an imperfect America, and his hopes for the "Venice of the Gulf Coast"....