Tag: Altruism


Understanding why people behave unselfishly


Civil Society

The Power of Being Seen

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Nov. 20, 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


Reinventing Philanthropy: A Framework for More Effective Giving

By Eric Friedman | 3 | Oct. 28, 2013

Individual Giving

Sponsoring Hope

By Jessica Ruvinsky | 7 | Aug. 14, 2013


Incentivizing Donor Registration

By Corinna Wu | Feb. 21, 2013

Online Giving

Scrooge’s Revenge: More on Giving Tuesday

Pushing back against efforts that are likely to lead to disappointment, and three ways we might reframe the initiative.

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Dec. 20, 2012


Tsunami Revisited: Stories and Recovery for Today

A review of the upcoming film “The Impossible” through the eyes of a disaster recovery philanthropist.

By Mike Rea | 2 | Dec. 19, 2012


Why the Art of Philanthropy Trumps the Science

A new kind of "reflective metrics" would help us measure the art of what philanthropy aspires to do.

By Peter Karoff | 1 | Nov. 27, 2012


The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Giving Tuesday

The effort to make giving public and start a “giving season” won’t materially affect giving in any positive way.

By Timothy Ogden | 2 | Nov. 26, 2012


The Permanent Disruption of Social Media

By Julie Dixon & Denise Keyes | 20 | Nov. 14, 2012