Philanthropy’s Seven Deadly Sins

Many NPQ readers will be familiar with the biblical sins of envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth, and wrath. But philanthropy has its own set of sins. By being aware of these, and acting to avoid them, we can help ensure that philanthropy truly benefits the communities that it aims to serve.

Giving Numbers: Reflections on Why, What, and How We Are Counting

There are two main, and contradictory, trends in American giving: its steady ascent, and
its relative flatness of growth. This historical reflection of U.S. philanthropy delves into what Soskis, of the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, calls “one of the great, enduring mysteries of philanthropy.”