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Individual Giving

 

Ideas to help individual donors and philanthropists be more effective

 

Smart Gifts Keep On Giving

A philanthropic investment in Guatemala has established an ongoing stream of revenue to reach at-risk kids.

By Paul Penley | 2 | Oct. 7, 2013
 

Philanthropy

Thinking About the Future of the US? Think Latinos

Fomenting growth and prosperity for the nation through philanthropy includes getting behind Latino success.

By Mara Perez | Aug. 5, 2013
 

Individual Giving

Who Is Responsible for the “Second Disaster”?

An online registry for disaster relief has proved a successful model for avoiding unproductive donations—when will we adopt it?

 

Individual Giving

Four Giving Trends Among Wealthy Donors

A new study provides insight into the giving behavior of 22 wealthy donors.

By Mary Glanville | 1 | Jul. 19, 2013
 
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Philanthropy

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s Gift to Philanthropy

Giving 2.0 Project U offers a treasure trove of resources for teachers and students of philanthropy.

By Paul Brest | Jun. 19, 2013
 

Nonprofits

It Can Be Smart to Dumb Things Down

Keeping your message simple helps mobilize people in support of your goals.

By Doug Hattaway & Jenn Henrichsen | 2 | May. 17, 2013
 
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Individual Giving

Ten Years On: Are Donors Different? Were They Ever?

Despite years of claiming the contrary, donors still don’t really care about nonprofit performance or impact.

By Timothy Ogden | 11 | Apr. 1, 2013
 

Individual Giving

Next Gen Donors and Their Plan for Greater Impact

A first-of-its-kind national study shows that Gen X and Millennial major donors aim to revamp philanthropic strategy and take risks on new tools.

By Michael Moody & Sharna Goldseker | 1 | Feb. 12, 2013
 
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Individual Giving

Entrepreneurial Philanthropy

Intended impact is personal; social issues are not.

By Philo Alto | 3 | Jan. 28, 2013
 

Individual Giving

Upending the Power Structure of Giving

The issues and effects of “diverse donors” are no longer marginal, but a central part of the complex philanthropic and social sector in the US.

By Melissa A. Berman | 1 | Dec. 21, 2012