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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 | 23 | Dec. 3, 2013
 

Philanthropy

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
 
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Foundations

On Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Measuring Impact

Don’t let evaluation distort your mission.

By Emmett D. Carson | Nov. 15, 2013
 
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Corporate Philanthropy

Google Giving: Calibrating Moon Shots

When we back only proven and incremental ideas, we miss out on the opportunity to test new ones that could potentially change millions of lives.

By Jacquelline Fuller | 2 | Nov. 6, 2013
 
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Philanthropy

Tackling Overhead Together

Grantmakers and nonprofits must come to a mutual understanding of the true costs of change.

By Valerie Lies | 2 | Oct. 30, 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
 

Philanthropy

Reinventing Philanthropy: A Framework for More Effective Giving

By Eric Friedman | 3 | Oct. 28, 2013
 

Board Governance

Transforming the Donor-Grantee Relationship

Effective giving requires strong personal relationships and networks.

By Liz London & Alex Goldmark | 3 | Oct. 25, 2013