May 27, 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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Crowdsourcing: A Doubled-Barreled Challenge

CrowdfundingSuccessful campaigns run by individuals for individuals challenge nonprofit leaders to master the art of crowdfunding while simultaneously advocating for systemic solutions to social justice issues.

Credit to Reddit: Site Gives $827K to User-Chosen Nonprofits

RedditLast year, the online conversation hub promised to give 10% of its 2014 ad revenue to charities. They made good—ten nonprofits will benefit from their giving.

Exponent Philanthropy Survey Offers Insights into the World of Small Foundations

ChrystalExponent Philanthropy’s 2015 Foundation Operations and Management Report offers important insights into the world of foundations with only a handful of professional staff—or none at all.

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.