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Individual Giving

Can Individual and Institutional Donors Be Friends?

These groups' perspectives are closer than most think—and it’s good news for philanthropy.

 

Philanthropy

Challenging the Orthodoxies of Philanthropy

Are traditional assumptions about how we “do” philanthropy preventing us from finding new and better ways of working?

By Gabriel Kasper & Jess Ausinheiler | 10 | Jun. 17, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

Working in the Dark

The nonprofit funding process lacks transparency and fosters insecurity—and only funders can fix it.

By Ken Davenport | 5 | Jun. 5, 2015
 

Foundations

A “Watch-Out” for Private Foundations Offering Prizes

No-strings-attached prizes incentivize innovation, but private foundations need to structure them carefully to avoid prohibitive penalty taxes.

 
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Foundations

Investing in Networks Grows Impact

Participation in a network allows foundations to leverage their individual investment by surfacing multiple, ongoing opportunities for collaborative grantmaking.

By Madeleine Taylor | May. 18, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

Working with Story

How to use oral histories to capture the past and communicate in the future.

By Thaler Pekar | May. 13, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

Emergent Strategy in Action

A look at how one organization is using emergent philanthropy on a local level to improve early childhood education.

By Rob Smith | 1 | May. 13, 2015
 

Philanthropy

Strategic Philanthropy and Its Discontents

Strategic philanthropy is a much-maligned practice that continues to have a great degree of power for today’s philanthropists.
By Paul Brest | 3 | Apr. 27, 2015
 

Foundations

8 Common Innovation Traps

The path to innovation can be tricky, but being aware of the common pitfalls can help funders along the road to breakthrough social change.

By Gabriel Kasper & Justin Marcoux | 5 | Apr. 27, 2015
 
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Corporate Philanthropy

Making “Customer-driven Philanthropy” Work

Engaging customers in corporate philanthropy has significant bottom-line potential, but even big brands have struggled with doing it well. Is there a future for consumer-driven philanthropy?

By Anna Pikovsky Auerbach | Apr. 20, 2015