May 26, 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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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.

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?

MacArthur Puts $75M into National Initiative to Reduce Incarceration

IncarcerationMacArthur’s new initiative to reduce incarceration has a particular focus on “the disproportionate impact on low-income individuals and communities of color.”

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.