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Individual Giving

 

Ideas to help individual donors and philanthropists be more effective

 
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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 | 24 | 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 | 6 | Nov. 19, 2013
 
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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
 
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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
 

Individual Giving

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