The Christian notion of “just price” is not easily applied in today’s market, but it can go a long way toward fostering a fairer economy.
It is the role of charity to keep alive the memory that man is created in the image of God.
Civil society—an essential element of a flourishing democracy—has become impotent in the face of powerful forces that threaten a free society.
Usury has the unintended consequence of making money unproductive and directed towards the wealthy. Nonprofit organizations should oppose usury while promoting a vibrant marketplace.
A report from the Ford Foundation in the early 1990s betrays several of big philanthropy’s concerning and recent tendencies in its effort to “help” other cultures.
Nonprofits that have a donor club and consider it an important part of their fundraising efforts have an average per-donor contribution level 49.6% higher than those that don’t.
Direct mail prospecting, sending letters to strangers who have a reasonable chance of being interested in your mission, remains the cheapest and most efficient way to acquire new donors.
In “Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy” authors Paul Brest and Hal Harvey offer a vision of strategic philanthropy that is more concerned with social change than selfless love.
For many organizations that already struggle just to match last year’s fundraising revenue, the capital campaign is simply a pipedream.
When professionalization takes hold of foundations, the historical record—as Wooster makes clear—shows how quickly they become generic.