Membership programs can be misused, but by and large, they are extremely valuable tools for fundraisers—and they’re good for donors, too.
Philanthropy is evermore concerned with “thinking big.” But are there virtues in “thinking small”—and what can you achieve then?
Obsession with numbers and metrics does the philanthropist—and his grantee—no favors.
Macro-trends, future-telling, and sector reports have their place. But they aren’t nearly as important as the fundamentals—and just cultivating donors.
Efforts to legislate philanthropy should focus on making charitable giving benefits accessible to more Americans—not more complicated and less accessible.
Helen Pluckrose, author of Cynical Theories and founder of the Counterweights, joined Jeremy Beer on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers to discuss the rise of critical social justice theory.
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is an example of an overlooked and outsized foundation throwing its weight around to influence politics.
SCOTUS protects donor privacy over “efficiency.” Some worry that this enables more “dark money” in politics.
It is already politicizing charitable organizations. It may also destroy them.
Local charity might not attack “root problems,” but it can solve problems in one person’s life—and to them, that feels like the whole world.