August 05, 2010

Foundations and Social Media: How Grant Makers Are Using Cutting-Edge Tools to Improve Their Effectiveness

Allison Fine

Foundations are often chided for being slow to adapt. But some foundations are actually trailblazers in the world of social media, using cutting-edge tools to improve the way they promote social good.

To learn about some of the most innovative foundations, Allison Fine, the host, talks with Elizabeth R. Miller, senior program associate at the Overbrook Foundation, in New York, and Linda Wood, who oversees the grant-making programs at the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund in San Francisco.

Allison Fine, a nonprofit leader and expert on technology and communications, discusses how charities and foundations can more effectively use social-media tools to spread their messages and raise money. Ms. Fine incorporates suggestions and questions from readers into her podcasts and invites you to e-mail her at Look for new installments on the first Thursday of every month.