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    Bill Somerville Disparages 'Safe' Venture Philanthropy
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    The Tactical Philanthropy Forum is a regular gathering of the thinkers and doers who are building a new and better social sector.This event will feature a conversation with Paul Brest, president of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Bill Somerville, president and founder of the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation. Sean Stannard-Stockton, author of the Tactical Philanthropy blog will act as moderator.The conversation will examine the tradeoffs between a philanthropy driven by strategic, big picture issues and a grassroots approach to giving that focuses on funding outstanding individuals.Paul Brest is the author of the newly released book Money Well Spent: A Strategic Guide to Smart Philanthropy. Bill Somerville is the author of Grassroots Philanthropy: Field Notes of a Maverick Grantmaker. Sean Stannard-Stockton is director of tactical philanthropy at Ensemble Capital Management, author of the Financial Times column On Philanthropy and a member of the World Economic Forum's council on Philanthropy and Social Investing.Like all Tactical Philanthropy Forum events, the conversation will center on real world applications and is designed for a cross-disciplinary audience. Anyone and everyone interested in a new and better social sector are encouraged to participate. Both social sector professionals and individual donors will enjoy the evening's event. All attendees are asked to follow a strict policy of non-solicitation - The Tactical Philanthropy Forum