A letter to our readers

Dear Readers: It is time for a change here at Philanthropy Daily. As your faithful managing editor for the past six years, I am writing to let you know I am leaving PD to re-immerse myself in the philanthropic world.… MORE >>

Civic engagement by the clock

Time is precious… and how people spend their time is a good measure of what they value. We have a chance to measure of how much time Americans invest in building civil society with the annual American Time Use Survey; the 2014 findings were released earlier this month.… MORE >>

The expanding role of medical charity

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug called Orkambi, which, for the first time, could treat the causes rather than the symptoms of cystic fibrosis.… MORE >>

Wearing their conservative hearts on their sleeves

Conservatives are often known as a reserved, stiff-upper-lip lot. However, in his just-released book, The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America, American Enterprise Institute president Arthur C.… MORE >>

War against GMOs is “stupid, wasteful fight”

Of all the crusades environmentalists conduct, perhaps the most pernicious are those over genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Like it or not, the Third World will need more food if people in Africa and Asia are going to get enough to eat, and the best way to do this is with GMOs.… MORE >>

Bernie and political philanthropy

Hillary Clinton is not the Democratic nominee for president — at least, not yet. In New Hampshire, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is only eight points down (with 9 percent of likely voters still “undecided”).… MORE >>

Batkid movie highlights philanthropy as entertainment

You’ll recall in November 2013 the top philanthropic story of the month was about how five-year-old Miles Scott, of Tulelake, California, suffering from a serious round of leukemia, had his wish fulfilled by the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Bay Area chapter.… MORE >>

The rise of the community café

Go to the Healthy World Café in York, Pennsylvania, and you’re likely to have a very nice meal with fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits, served in a pleasant atmosphere.… MORE >>

What should grantmakers do to prevent corruption?

Of all the problems donors have to deal with when giving to programs in the Third World, one of the most prevalent is corruption. It’s bad enough that your gift might not do what it is intended to do.… MORE >>

Post-Obergefell, plan for a non-exempt future

As I sat down to write about a potential future in which churches and religious nonprofits lose their tax-exempt status, Time magazine was already on the beat.… MORE >>
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