On its blog, the Stanford Social Innovation Review publishes an ongoing series about the value of strategic planning and evaluation in philanthropy. In the most recent of the series, Redstone’s Ivan Barkhorn shares three lessons he’s learned from his years of working in philanthropy.

“Thirteen years ago, I encountered the many faces of a complex social issue for the first time,” Ivan writes. “I was in Brazil to help with a project to balance development and conservation in the Amazon. There, I met residents of indigenous communities, rubber tappers, government technocrats, soy farmers, foreign donors, small landholders, and committed conservationists—together, they represented dozens of perspectives and interests.” Read the whole post here.

Previous bloggers have been Phil Buchanan, president of The Center for Effective Philanthropy and Fay Twersky, director of the effective philanthropy group at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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  • Ivan Barkhorn

    Ivan founded Redstone over 17 years ago to help innovative social sector leaders achieve ambitious goals.