The Morino Institute produces reports and points of view, and
Mario Morino often makes speeches and presentations, on our issues
of focus. Here is some of our work on Advancing a more
Philanthropy 2002: Advancing Nonprofit Performance Through
High-Engagement Grantmaking is Venture Philanthropy Partners'
third annual report on this emerging field. Prepared for VPP by
Community Wealth Ventures, the report is a useful resource for those
working in venture philanthropy and other forms of high-engagement
grantmaking as well as those interested in learning more about the
field. The report emphasizes valuable lessons learned and features a
series of essays from funders, recipients, and leaders in the field.
It also includes comprehensive profiles of 50 national and
international organizations involved in high-engagement grantmaking,
as well as a detailed analysis of survey data tracking trends in the
Effective Capacity Building in Nonprofit Organizations, prepared
by McKinsey & Company for VPP, brings some common language to
the discussion of capacity building and offers insights and examples
of how nonprofits have pursued building up their organizational
muscle. The report contributes to the growing national conversation
about how to help nonprofits become stronger, more sustainable, and
better able to serve their communities. McKinsey & Company
prepared the study at the request of VPP. McKinsey also developed a
practical assessment tool for this report that nonprofits can use to
measure their own organizational capacity. We hope that nonprofits
and funders alike find value in this report.
Philanthropy 2001: The Changing Landscape provides a
comprehensive look at the state of venture philanthropy in the U.S.
today. This report seeks to understand what venture philanthropy is,
who is involved, what impact has it had so far.
Philanthropy: Leveraging Compassion with Capacity", Mario
Morino discusses expanding the traditional approach to philanthropy
to include the promise, prosperity and best practices of the New
Economy. This keynote speech was delivered at the "Titans of
Technology" breakfast launching the Northern Virginia
Technology Council (NVTC) Foundation on March 8, 2001.
In "Policy and
Philanthropy: Keys to Closing the Digital Divide," Mario
Morino outlines his vision for transforming the Digital Divide
movement into a powerful social force that brings profound change to
communities. The speech was delivered at the U.S. Department of
Commerce TOP Conference on October 30, 2000.
Philanthropy: Building Philanthropic Capacity in the National
Capital Region," Mario Morino challenges entrepreneurs and
investors to work together to demonstrate venture philanthropy with
compelling success. These remarks were presented at the Deutsche
Banc Alex. Brown Conference on June 27, 2000.
Philanthropy: Leveraging Compassion with Capacity in the National
Capital Region," Mario Morino discusses the changes that
are coming to the nonprofit world, offers a new philanthropic model
and challenges the National Capital region to lead the way in
demonstrating the new philanthropy in partnership with existing
philanthropic organizations. These remarks were presented at the
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers Annual Meeting, June
the Wealth Cycle in the New Economy," Mario Morino offers
his view on the changing landscape in philanthropy today and the
promise of venture philanthropy to tap the wealth and know-how of
the New Economy for the greater good of the National Capital region.
This speech was delivered at the Greater Washington Business
Philanthropy Summit in March 2000.