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Building a Bigger Tent for Effective Philanthropy

By embracing a more-inclusive outreach approach, effective philanthropy advocates can attract more funders.

By Paul Connolly | 1 | May. 26, 2015


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


GiveDirectly? Not So Fast.

We are mistaking an important experiment for a proven solution.

By Kevin Starr & Laura Hattendorf | 17 | Mar. 11, 2014

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


Foundation of the Future?

PopTech has evolved from an annual technology gathering to a social innovation accelerator that curates international conferences, initiatives, labs, and fellowships. Can it live up to its ambitions?

By Tamara Straus | Oct. 26, 2012

Technology & Design

Is the UN Really Trying to Take Over the Internet?

A look at new proposals to change how our Internet is governed.

By Keisha Taylor | 1 | Sep. 13, 2012

Impact Investing

ReCoding Good: Part 8

From the Field Series: An ongoing report of the Philanthropy, Policy, and Technology Project, which explores the use of private resources for public good.

By Lucy Bernholz & Rob Reich | Jul. 13, 2012


Three Steps to More Informed Giving

What we in the philanthropic sector can do to increase informed giving by donors?

By Bob Ottenhoff & Greg Ulrich | 2 | Mar. 19, 2012
SSIR blogger Holden Karnofsky is co-founder of GiveWell, an independent charity evaluation group. GiveWell identifies and recommends top charities in causes such as international charity, microfinance, and disaster relief.


We Should Expect Good Giving To Be Hard

Great giving opportunities are few and far between; I believe in urging them to give to only the very best charities.

By Holden Karnofsky | Jul. 25, 2011
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy


Philanthropedia Launches Expertise on Demand

Philanthropedia offered low-cost, high-quality information and a way for grantmakers to share what they know.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 2 | Oct. 19, 2010