As I arrived in Detroit for the Center for Effective Philanthropy's 2013 National Conference, I saw a city in transition from the shift in the automotive sector and economic downturn. Every city has vacant houses and buildings, but Detroit's abandoned property totals to the mass of San Francisco ... More
New Realities in Philanthropy
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One of the best things about my life after newspapers has been the way it has changed my connections within journalism. Journalism is a tribal industry, and for years my tribe consisted pretty much exclusively of print newspaper editors – folks whose experiences and world view was very much ... More
Editor's Note: The Patterson Foundation partnered with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and awarded CDP a $200,000 match gift for the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Fund. Bob Ottenhoff is the President and CEO of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. This interview was originally published on the ... More