May 24, 2015



Lessons about Respect, Cultural Competence and Collaboration in Veterans’ Initiative

Veterans and philanthropyThe second year of the Council on Foundations’ Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge begins with more than $106 million in new commitments and revealing lessons about collaboration from the foundations working to help America’s returning war veterans.

Fundraising Isn’t about Money…Neither is Giving: Part 2

GivingThis is the second in a multi-part column by Simone Joyaux about linking autobiography to notions of philanthropy. Make sure you read the first part first.


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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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Full, Accurate & Anticipatory Disclosure Would Help Put Clinton Foundation Media Stories to Bed

Hillary-Clinton-redMany of the stories about the Clinton Foundation that have entranced critics of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign could have been nipped in the bud had the foundation anticipated the questions it probably should have.

Bathroomgate at the Breakers: The Vanderbilts vs. the Preservation Society

Newport-mansionIn organizational development, we know that all kinds of things can affect organizational culture, including the field of work, your community, and your donors. These influences have produced a Gilded Age drama worthy of Masterpiece Theater in Newport, Rhode Island.

Rural Veterans Require Special Attention from U.S. Philanthropy

Veterans Isolation, distance, access, and inadequate resources are just some of the challenges facing military veterans in rural areas.

The Pluses and Minuses of Grand Challenges


ChallengesFoundations, corporations, and government agencies are joining together to support “Grand Challenges” with grant support, but questions persist as to whether this open source platform for finding and picking innovations is all it is cracked up to be.

92-Year-Old Found Dead Was “Exhausted” by Charity Requests

PoppyOlive Cooke was receiving more than 180 charitable donation requests a month. Did pressure from overzealous fundraisers lead to her doom?

With U.S. Religiosity Waning, Will Giving Go South?

pew-study-faithsThe findings of the Pew Research Center’s new study on religion in America also raise questions about levels of giving.