March 1, 2015


Social Giving IRL (In Real Life) for Nonprofits

Birds on a wireSocial giving uses the power of networks to amplify donations. Sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and the rest can encourage new donations. But what about location-based networks? Can donations go up using ad-hoc networks of people in the real world?

Internet Rights are Civil Rights: New Foundation Initiative Announced

InternetOn Wednesday, a daylong event in New York launched the NetGain project, which will explore and spark action on the intersection between civil society and the future of the internet.



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  • Non profitAs organizational theorists have described it, an organization’s risk of dying is highest at the point of its founding and decreases with age. So it is essential for new ...

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International Giving Study Focused on High Net Worth Folk Projects 5% Increase in 2015

NewsA study by international bank BNP Paribas suggests individual philanthropy will grow 5% in 2015. But the small, narrow sample makes us pause.

Is Big Government Devouring Philanthropy’s Space?

NewsIn the Winter 2015 issue of Philanthropy magazine, pundit George Will writes that American philanthropy is in danger.

Increases in Charitable Giving Projected, But Where Will That Money Land?

Debbie DownerThis may come across as more “Debbie Downer”-ing about the post-recession recovery in charitable giving, but, as in the larger economy, it is very likely that the fruits will go primarily to the top 3%—in this case, of nonprofits.

These Sisters Lived, Died, Volunteered & Bequeathed as a Duo

Sisters The library in Cambria can thank two sisters with big lives and coordinated bequests for their new building and lack of debt.

What’s the Purpose of a Thank-you Letter?

Thanking donorsThank-you letters should be a return gift, an extraordinary experience with emotional value. Here are some examples you can use as models.

Gift to Princeton Historic in Terms of Price and Pricelessness

PrincetonHistory nerds beware: $300M rare artifacts collection may cause excessive salivation.