Opinion

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Swabless in Seattle

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.

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Market turmoil underlines the importance of small donors & diversified support

The current economic downturn leaves many organizations exposed to market volatility. How should you prepare—or have prepared—for a bear market?


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Giving during COVID: thoughts for donors

Everyone is wondering how donors will respond to the economic downturn. Here are some recommendations for donors—we need you to help keep nonprofits and civil society strong.

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Distracted by distraction: how to work remotely in uncertain times

More of us are working from home than ever before, with distraction near at hand. How do we work remotely well?


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Major gifts fundraising in the midst of global shutdown

A virus runs rampant. Wall Street is in a free fall. Cities are in shutdown. Airplanes are grounded. And you still need to raise money—but how?

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Fundraising in uncertain times

While the COVID pandemic sweeps across the country, everything feels uncertain. As you work to keep your organization stable and successful, Philanthropy Daily will remain a resource for you with COVID-related articles and a new webinar series.


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“The physical world still matters”

It’s the “digital age” but direct mail still works. We might even see a “golden age” of direct mail.

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Coronavirus and fundraising: don’t change anything

Preparing for quarantine? Wondering how COVID-19 will affect your fundraising strategy? It shouldn’t.


The dark side of GoFundMe?

Individual charitable giving can’t compete with the lofty aspirations of big government and big philanthropy. But is that a bug in the system or a feature?

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Altruistic infants: giving as proper for persons

Saint Augustine thought infants were ineluctably selfish. But a new study suggests that they may be more likely to behave altruistically. Why?




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