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Individual Giving

 

Ideas to help individual donors and philanthropists be more effective

 
Kevin_Starr

Philanthropy

GiveThoughtfully: It Depends on Your Point of View

Bringing a discussion of cash transfers in for a landing.

By Kevin Starr & Laura Hattendorf | Mar. 28, 2014
 

Individual Giving

Leading the Way to Greater Global Giving

Celebrating collective generosity in the United States can boost philanthropy worldwide.

By Ted Hart | Mar. 14, 2014
 

Individual Giving

Are Cash Transfers Overrated?

Response to the recent post "GiveDirectly? Not So Fast."

By Chris Blattman | Mar. 14, 2014
 
Kevin_Starr

Philanthropy

GiveDirectly? Not So Fast.

We are mistaking an important experiment for a proven solution.

By Kevin Starr & Laura Hattendorf | 14 | Mar. 11, 2014
 
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Measuring Social Impact

Assessing Funders’ Performance: Five Easy Tools

Measuring impact is so tough that many funders give up, but there are some insightful and actionable tools for funders that aren’t daunting.

By Caroline Fiennes | 3 | Feb. 26, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Giving That Gets Engagement

A look at growing engagement in #GivingTuesday and common themes that emerged during the 8-week Giving That Gets Results series.

By Susan Wolf Ditkoff & Henry Timms | 1 | Dec. 11, 2013
 

Individual Giving

What Charity Navigator Gets Wrong About Effective Altruism

Why we can and must try to answer the question: What charities do the most good?

By William MacAskill | 22 | Dec. 3, 2013
 

Individual Giving

Don’t Just Aggregate Funds, Unleash Them!

Raising money is just part of the social change equation—an interview with Helen LaKelly Hunt and Emily Nielsen Jones of Women Moving Millions.

By Alison Powell & Soumya Korde | 5 | Nov. 19, 2013
 
Paul Brest

Individual Giving

The Promise of Effective Altruism

The effective altruism movement has the potential to create an aspirational anchor, which may change giving practices over time.

By Paul Brest | 5 | Oct. 28, 2013
 
Laurie Michaels, Open Road Alliance

Philanthropy

Funding the Unforeseen

By creating mechanisms to efficiently plan for uncertainty, philanthropists can ensure that they maintain forward momentum and keep their impact on track.

By Laurie Michaels | Oct. 17, 2013