Curated from around the web

April 26, 2017

The Broad Institute is testing how close a nonprofit can be to a corporation, raising questions about the extent to which taxpayers should subsidize tax-exempt biomedical research by nonprofits that retain the rights to license patents… read more


April 24, 2017

The business-school boondoggle and other management myths. A review of Duff McDonald’s “deliciously iconoclastic” history of Harvard Business School, The Golden Passportread more


April 24, 2017

The dark side of transparency: with growing demands for greater openness and transparency in giving, it’s worthwhile to explore several reasons why quiet, discreet foundation practices can lead to better giving… read more


April 19, 2017

With the professionalization of philanthropy, nonprofit executives share more in common with their donors than with the people they are supposed to serve… read more


April 17, 2017

Philanthropy in America is becoming an ‘ideological arms race‘… read more


April 14, 2017

Katie Blomquist has many fond memories of riding a bicycle as a child.  But the first-grade teacher recently realized that such experiences were out of reach for many kids at her low-income South Carolina school. So she launched an online campaign and raised enough money to buy every student a bike… read more


April 6, 2017

Would it not be ironic that at the very time all we read about is strategic and highly rational philanthropy that is based on data and results that we would be surprised by a microtrend like crowdfunding?… read more


April 5, 2017

Benjamin Soskis weighs in on why the Ford Foundation’s $1 billion commitment to mission-related investments is a big deal – and a risky one… read more


April 5, 2017

The Ford Foundation announces that it will commit $1 billion from its endowment over the next decade to mission-related investments… read more


March 21, 2017

Empower Mississippi is seeking a development director to create and assist with the implementation of a fundraising plan, oversee development operations, and meet with investors… read more


March 20, 2017

The University of Notre Dame will be the home of the Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement With Religion. Learn more about how this project unfolded… read more


March 16, 2017

Pope Francis offers concrete, permanently useful prescription for dealing with panhandlers. It’s this: Give them the money, and don’t worry about it… read more





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