Risk, Failure, and Nonprofit Overhead: Paul Brest on Strategic Philanthropy

Jul 1, 2013

Under Paul Brest's 12-year guidance as its president, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation—one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world—grew to 100 employees and a $7 billion endowment. Known for his focus on outcomes measurement, the philanthropy thought leader was not afraid to spend money during his tenure on capacity building, organizational effectiveness, general operating support, and new ideas, areas many other philanthropists are reluctant to fund. Brest also was not afraid to take risks or to be candid if such a risk failed.

Risk, Failure, and Nonprofit Overhead: Paul Brest on Strategic Philanthropy
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