Category: Opinion

Philanthropy of Politics

Charles and David Koch have made quite a bit of news in the past year. I’ve reported on the alliance between the Kochs and some liberals on criminal justice reform and Charles Koch’s interview with the Financial Times. … MORE >>

Nonprofits should not be a poor option for their employees

Nonprofit employees have some basic needs for humane treatment, which are often neglected by employers; nonprofits should take note of the value added by their employees, and what they want.… MORE >>

Subsidiarity and solidarity required to end world hunger

David Rieff points out the problems that have lead to the failure both of the NGO’s and philanthrocapitalism to end world hunger. “One cannot credibly claim, as Ban Ki-moon did in Rio, and as did USAID, DFID, the Gates Foundation, and most if not all of the major institutions that make up the global food establishment do with regularity, that without global business there will be no real development and by extension no sustainable further reduction in world poverty, while at the same time insisting that the participation of these multinationals would be alright because these companies would in good faith accept codes of conduct including limitations on their business practices.… MORE >>

Best ways to build your nonprofit’s brand

Branding is key to communicating to donors and others the good that your nonprofit performs; if branding is not done well, it can also break your organization.… MORE >>

Categorizing new donors for your college campus can help you maximize your time and their donation

Finding donors from the new tech millionaires is not easy, but using the metaphor of a thermometer, David Callahan gives advice for maximizing your efforts and returns.… MORE >>

Giving philanthropy continues despite the critiques

Prize philanthropy’s roots go back to the Longitude Act when Parliament rewarded the creator of a measurement of longitude at sea, and giving prizes continues. “Philanthropists are increasingly turning to prize philanthropy to reward innovation and have an impact in a sector.… MORE >>

Profitable nonprofit hospitals have a context worth considering

The recent study published in Health Affairs looked at the most profitable hospitals, and found 7 were nonprofits, but the study did not address the context of those profitable nonprofits. … MORE >>

An increased minimum wage has a negative impact on nonprofits

Governor Jerry Brown has raised the minimum wage in California to $15, and that can sound very good, but to nonprofits that provide public services, the cost could be significant.… MORE >>

Real teacher appreciation: put money and respect where your mouth is

Schools are perennially recognized as essential to a civilized society, and the faculty is the heart of the school; in order for schools to thrive, teachers need to be respected in their craft, and paid well.… MORE >>

Presidents of private foundations: significant prestige, pay and little difficulty

A president of a large private foundation holds a prestigious and influential position and couples that with comparatively little demands but significant salaries. “Presidents of large private foundations get paid too much.… MORE >>

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