Curated from around the web

January 23, 2019

You First: Leadership for a New World. To run a nonprofit successfully “it takes just three things: intelligence, tenacity, and luck”… read more

January 15, 2019

Dire predictions that tax reform will depress giving appear to be wrong—at least so far. Charities that rely on donations from middle-income Americans saw contributions rise by very healthy margins in last year’s final quarter… read more

January 14, 2019

The growth in total household giving is camouflaging a decline in giving by small and medium donors: what can we do about it? Research on giving in the United States has now produced definitive empirical evidence to show a decline… read more

January 10, 2019

We need to stop treating nonprofits the way society treats poor people. We must be able to provide each other honest feedback and push one another to do better for our community… read more

January 10, 2019

General operating support and relinquishing the illusion of control. Foundations have an image problem. Or, more accurately, a self-image problem… read more

December 27, 2018

Analyzing a Localized Giving Culture. A recent survey of charitable giving practices at the state, county, and metropolitan level … read more

December 27, 2018

Philanthropy, Democratic Scrutiny, and Time: Soskis on Reich’s Just Giving. Rob Reich’s Just Giving is one of the more “time-sensitive” inquiries into philanthropy in recent decades… read more

December 27, 2018

The case against billionaire philanthropy. A philosopher explains how megadonors can undermine democracy… read more

December 18, 2018

Trump Foundation to dissolve amid New York Attorney General’s Investigation. The foundation was established by Donald Trump well before he ran for president… read more

December 10, 2018

How Charities Go Bad. What makes a good charity? You might think of an organization that helps those who need it most… read more

November 30, 2018

The Conservative SCOTUS could remake American Citizenship. Local decisions make for better citizens… read more

November 19, 2018

How Plato foresaw Facebook’s folly. Technology promises to make easy things that, by their intrinsic nature, have to be hard… read more