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Individual Giving

 

Ideas to help individual donors and philanthropists be more effective

 

Destination Unknown

Donors’ money isn’t going where they think it is.

By Ellen Konar, Sheryl Sandberg, & Melissa Brown | 2 | Winter 2008
 
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The U-Shaped Giving Profile Explained

Most Americans give roughly the same percentage of their incomes.

By Alana Conner | 1 | Fall 2007
 
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Rolls-Royce Radicals

Responsible Wealth, a Boston-based nonprofit, is convincing many affluent Americans to challenge the very rules that made them rich.

By Sandra Rothenberg & Maureen Scully | Winter 2007
 

A Tarnish on Green Goods

Why eco-friendly products may be bad for the environment.

By Alana Conner Snibbe | 1 | Winter 2007
 
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A New Take on Tithing

Too often, individuals make decisions about how much money to donate to charitable causes on an ad hoc basis. As a result, many people give less money than they can actually afford.

By Claude Rosenberg & Tim Stone | 6 | Fall 2006
 

Hardwired to Help

Both humans and chimpanzees naturally lend a hand.

By Alana Conner Snibbe | Summer 2006
 

Cute and Lucrative

Sidebar to "Crisis Mentality:" some species attract donors more than others.

By Keith Epstein | Spring 2006
 

Choosing Mission Over Money

Sidebar to "Crisis Mentality:" giving for the long term.

By Keith Epstein | Spring 2006
 

Crisis Mentality

Why sudden emergencies attract more funds than do chronic conditions, and how nonprofits can change that.

By Keith Epstein | 1 | Spring 2006
 

Giving Donors Control

A United Way affiliate has boosted fundraising by breaking the rules.

By Dan Gordon | 1 | Spring 2006