April 17, 2015



Contest Philanthropy at the Council on Foundations: A Troubling Dynamic


The agenda for the annual meeting of the Council on Foundations includes a “shark tank” like  competition  for nonprofits to get the attention of philanthropy. Does this stuff make sense and what is the meaning nonprofits should draw?


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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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Keeping Up with the Contestants for 2016: Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and Cisco

Hillary for 2016The interactions of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and Cisco deserve scrutiny, not a pass—despite the likelihood that all three will get a pass nonetheless.

The Scion of the Conservative Half of Berkshire Hathaway: Charles T. Munger Jr.’s Philanthropy

Warren Buffet and MungerThe conservative philanthropic grantmaking of Charles T. Munger, Jr., the son of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway partner.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Unprecedented Opportunities for Philanthropists

Rights for people with disabilitiesThere is not a single country on earth where people with disabilities don’t face stigmas, challenges, and massive gaps in workforce participation. If you want your philanthropy to help those who are marginalized, isolated, and face discrimination, this is the place to be.

Philanthropy after the Thaw

BostonFrom the battering of our collective psyche to the impact on schools, municipalities, business, and infrastructure, the snowiest winter ever in Boston had a truly epic effect on nonprofits in the city and around the region.

Useful Study Reveals Generational Differences in What Engages Donors

DonateThe new report from Abila suggests it’s worthwhile to offer a variety of approaches to engagement to welcome donors of every age.

Engaging the Next Generation in Family Foundations

NewsHere are five ways family foundations can keep their younger generations feeling the organization’s passion.