In Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Alicia Manning explains that philanthropists needs a “high tolerance for dissonance.” Human life is messy, not uniform, and humane philanthropy embraces that.
Grateful patient fundraising helps hospitals as well as future patients—and it gives past patients a chance to “pay it forward” and give back to the hospital that helped them.
“People give to people” was a key theme in American Philanthropic’s master class on major-gifts fundraising.
While the elderly are at-risk and isolated during the pandemic, three new groups have started to help the elderly and keep them company.
Reed Hastings has pledged $120 millions to support HBCUs. This is the right way to support higher education right now.
Exponent Philanthropy surveyed its network of “lean funders” to see how they are responding to COVID-19. Much of it is good, another example of donors shifting in ways that will be valuable beyond the pandemic.
The charitable sector recently requested a $60 billion bailout from the federal government. But is that money going where it’s needed most?
The sudden economic downturn has everyone wondering how the nonprofit sector will be affected. Historical trends can help us predict how your charitable revenue may be affected.
I spoke to foundation leaders about how they are responding to the coronavirus situation and how that affects grantees. Here’s what they told me.
One thing we can learn from the coronavirus crisis is the importance of local initiative to manage even major problems. Centralization leads to “fragility” which does not respond well to disruption, whereas smaller, decentralized initiatives tend to be “antifragile”—more nimble in the case of volatility.