Darren Walker on Getting Results in Philanthropy

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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In our latest Masters in Business podcast, we speak with Darren Walker, president of the $12.5 billion Ford Foundation.

Walker was born in a charity hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana, and raised by a single mother; he was one of the country’s first children to benefit from the Head Start Program. Walker, who worked as a lawyer and an investment banker, explained how the foundation raises money, selects which groups to back, issues grants and monitors results to track how effective each grant is.

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