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The 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.
This 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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Successful 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.
Last 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’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.
A study by international bank BNP Paribas suggests individual philanthropy will grow 5% in 2015. But the small, narrow sample makes us pause.
In the Winter 2015 issue of Philanthropy magazine, pundit George Will writes that American philanthropy is in danger.
This 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.
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