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Tag: Elections




Democracy and Philanthropy

How private giving can contribute to the needs of American democracy.


Nonprofit Management

What Obama’s Campaign Can Teach Nonprofits About Measurement

Five measurement practices that Obama’s campaign and high-performing nonprofits have in common.

By Matthew Forti & Colin Murphy | 4 | Jan. 22, 2013

Individual Giving

Upending the Power Structure of Giving

The issues and effects of “diverse donors” are no longer marginal, but a central part of the complex philanthropic and social sector in the US.

By Melissa A. Berman | 1 | Dec. 21, 2012


What Price Democracy?

A slippery slope: from good-willed private philanthropy in support of public goals to a system in which private goals predominate.

By Kelly Kleiman | 1 | Dec. 20, 2012

Economic Development

From Dependency to Self-Sufficiency

By Tony Blair & Kate Gross | Nov. 14, 2012

Economic Development

The Value of Informal Enterprise

Informal enterprise is expanding rapidly, raising questions about what we mean when we say “the” economy and how we can better engage with it.

By Abby Margolis | 3 | Nov. 1, 2012


The Poverty Credential

Politicians' personal stories about overcoming poverty won’t fuel economic mobility.

By John Brothers | 1 | Oct. 30, 2012

Individual Giving

Closing the Divide

With the ever-widening wealth gap, we as a society need to break out of the traditional philanthropic mold.

By Alan Cantor | 7 | Oct. 18, 2012


Keeping Climate Change Out of the Presidential Campaign

The complete absence of climate change from the first two presidential debates was the best thing that could have happened to the cause.

By Joe Zammit-Lucia | 4 | Oct. 17, 2012

Global Issues

Impatient Capital

Highlights from the Clinton Global Initiative 2012.

By Marcia Stepanek | Sep. 28, 2012