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Measuring Social Impact

Big Impact vs. Big Promises

Many charities claim more impact than cash transfers. How many deliver?

By Holden Karnofsky | 2 | Mar. 20, 2014
 

Individual Giving

Leading the Way to Greater Global Giving

Celebrating collective generosity in the United States can boost philanthropy worldwide.

By Ted Hart | Mar. 14, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

Three Lessons from 13 Years of Strategic Philanthropy

The complexity of social change is what makes strategic philanthropy valuable.

By Ivan Barkhorn | Feb. 19, 2014
 

Fundraising

The New Nonprofit IPO

A unique funding model goes beyond donations and offers funders a tangible stake in organizations they support.

By Andy Posner & Mollie West | 20 | Jan. 29, 2014
 
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Socially Responsible Business

When Mission Doesn’t Matter (Enough)

A cofounder of Cause, a recently shuttered “philanthropub,” reflects on the challenges of mixing business with charity.

By Nick Vilelle | 19 | Jan. 13, 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
 
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Philanthropy

What, Exactly, Is Giving Tuesday’s Theory of Change?

Giving Tuesday seems poised to be a permanent fixture in the philanthropic landscape. So what’s the theory of change behind it?

By Timothy Ogden | Dec. 4, 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
 

Philanthropy

Inventing and Reinventing a Philanthropy Model in India

Deval Sanghavi, head of the venture philanthropy fund Dasra, describes his work testing and building new platforms for giving in India.

By Alison Powell & Roger Thompson | 6 | Nov. 22, 2013