Eduardo Andino

Eduardo Andino works at American Philanthropic, a consulting firm whose mission is to strengthen civil society by improving the effectiveness of charitable foundations and nonprofit organizations. He was born and raised in New York City, received his Bachelor's degree from Yale and his Master's degree from the University of Notre Dame, and currently lives in Hyde Park, Chicago, with his wife Kelly.

Against usury: philanthropy for a healthy market

Usury has the unintended consequence of making money unproductive and directed towards the wealthy. Nonprofit organizations should oppose usury while promoting a vibrant marketplace.

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Big philanthropy and the quest for homogeneity

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.

How to start a successful major donor club in 7 simple steps

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.

5 easy ways to identify new major donor prospects

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.

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Nudging, Incentivizing, and Penalizing: A Review of “Money Well Spent”

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.

The 6 questions you need to ask before launching a capital campaign

For many organizations that already struggle just to match last year’s fundraising revenue, the capital campaign is simply a pipedream.

Leaving it to the professionals

When professionalization takes hold of foundations, the historical record—as Wooster makes clear—shows how quickly they become generic.

Amid scandal, Silicon Valley Community Foundation should rethink priorities

The recent controversy reminds us of the dangers of globalism at the expense of local community.

Tired of “systems-level” impact

What’s the point, Bezos may be asking himself, of giving strategically to change things at a “systems-level,” when I’ve already changed the world at a systems level — and will continue to do so through my businesses?

Zuckerberg President

We are schizophrenic about Zuckerberg. To our zeitgeist, the tech entrepreneur represents salvation. To our humanity, an unsatisfying answer.