Beginning in January, 2015, Philanthropy News Digest, a daily news service of the Foundation Center, announced it will begin publishing a monthly column on their PhilanTopic website, authored by Constructive Founder and Director of Strategy, Matthew Schwartz. The series, Cause-Driven Design (whose first article can now be read here) will explore nonprofit brand strategy, design, and user experience – and how they can be best utilized by foundations and nonprofits to advance their missions and achieve their goals.
Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants; a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.