Curated from around the web

December 15, 2017

Legislators pay lip service to the importance of charities, but fail to adopt policies to ensure that protect them. What are the three top issues currently at stake? The charitable deduction, the emergence of donor-advised funds, and the Johnson Amendmentread more


December 15, 2017

This New Yorker piece on “ageism” provides valuable context for the way youth has become an intellectual asset in some philanthropic circles with the development of the 30-year-old Silicon Valley mega-donor… read more


December 15, 2017

After a series of unflattering articles featuring the Koch Brothers, the Mercers, and the Sacklers, the latest New Yorker features another mega-donor, hedge-fund billionaire Jim Simonsread more


December 15, 2017

Is the new way to give a better way to give? Donor-advised funds are gaining popularity, but charities may be losing out…. read more


December 15, 2017

In a co-authored public letter, Zuckerberg and Chan emphasized their intention to tackle global issues like education, disease and social justice through a “technology mindset” and a long-term strategy… read more


December 8, 2017

A “universal deduction” is dead and has no chance of being resuscitated in House-Senate negotiations. Now nonprofit advocates are waging one last fight: to see that a House-passed measure that would allow nonprofits and churches to engage in political activity is cut from the final bill… read more


November 16, 2017

Wealthy donors rely on family and peers when making decisions about giving, not necessarily on professional staff or evaluations, according to a new survey of 219 people, most of whom donated at least $100,000 in 2015… read more


November 16, 2017

There’s more dollars in philanthropy, but less donors. Perhaps giving circles could help balance things out… read more


November 16, 2017

Has the time come for participatory grant making?… read more


November 9, 2017

Philanthropists and foundations should learn about the important role that locally rooted nonprofits have played on crime reduction. And fund them. … read more


November 9, 2017

By offering the 523 residents of Rose City cash grants, GiveDirectly is hoping to show that giving cash instead of food or housing or school supplies makes just as much sense in Texas as in East Africa… read more


November 7, 2017

Tax bill targets million-dollar club of nonprofit executives… read more





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