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Investigating organizations and the people who run them

 
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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
 
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
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Rise of the Charismatic Megafauna

Is the future of social enterprise full of promise—or hot air?

By Hugh Whalan | 5 | Dec. 23, 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
 

The Elitist Philanthropy of So-Called Effective Altruism

The superficially enticing “logic” of effective altruism ultimately leads to a moralistic, hyper-rationalistic, top-down approach to philanthropy that can kill the very altruistic spirit it claims to foster.

By Ken Berger & Robert M. Penna | 47 | Nov. 25, 2013
 

Keeping the “Community” in Community Foundations

A response to the recent article "Redefining Community Foundations" and why community foundations need to stay focused on local impact.

By Bill Somerville | 3 | Oct. 22, 2013
 
Jeff Raderstrong, UnSectored

Nonprofits

Is Your Nonprofit the Next NFL?

A new petition attacking the NFL could have far-reaching implications for the nonprofit sector.

By Jeff Raderstrong | Oct. 18, 2013
 

What’s Strategy Got to Do With It?

We need to broaden philanthropy’s view of social sciences.

By Chris Cardona | 8 | Aug. 27, 2013
 

Socially Responsible Business

Facebook’s Shared Value Status: It’s Complicated

Facebook and Google may be the new poster children for shared value, but is Internet access a critical social issue?

By Paul Katsen | 4 | Aug. 23, 2013
 
Kevin_Starr

Philanthropy

Dump the Prizes

Contests, challenges, awards—they do more harm than good. Let’s get rid of them.

By Kevin Starr | 39 | Aug. 22, 2013