Data is not self-interpreting. The first in a three-part series on how nonprofits can use data to aid their fundraising.
The Social Capital Project makes specific recommendations on how the charitable endeavors and incentives can help repair our fraying civil society.
Benjamin Priday, a doctoral candidate in economics at Texas A&M, researches charitable giving an economics. We reached out to learn more about his work.
Three simple ways to make direct mail suitable for high net worth individuals.
How we understand a problem affects how we try to remedy it. Is our understanding of the working poor accurate?
Disaster preparations focus on gear and logistics, but research in Japan after the 2011 tsunami shows that strong social ties played a key role in helping communities rebound.
A course at the University of Notre Dame—made possible by the Philanthropy Lab—gives undergraduates the opportunity to make up to $85,000 in grants to nonprofits. Here’s how the process went.
Exponent Philanthropy surveyed its network of “lean funders” to see how they are responding to COVID-19. Much of it is good, another example of donors shifting in ways that will be valuable beyond the pandemic.
Aristotle codified it but many have said: all human actions are done for the sake of some end. A valuable principle in life, this can help our fundraising, too.
While many suggest that donor-advised funds should be mandated to pay down and increase their giving to COVID-19 relief, DAFs are already increasing payouts to those in need—without federal mandates.
It’s no beach reading, but knowing how to read a foundation’s 990 is essential when seeking their support. Consider this article the Cliff Notes of a 990 Form.
If you feel compelled to help others during the COVID pandemic, leverage your local knowledge.
A seemingly automatic, and unfortunate, link.
Wondering whether there may be symptoms of groupthink, of heavy-handed treatment of dissent, in philanthropy.
Center for Effective Philanthropy report on policy-oriented foundations underscores importance of tightening thinking behind strategies and improving formulation and development of tactics—together, and for longer than usually first expected.