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All politics is local, some famous politician once said, and a lot of philanthropy would be well served by understanding the importance of understanding and connecting to the culture and dynamics of the communities foundations serve. That is one of the messages of Alicia Philipp, the longtime president of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, reminding national foundations—and all of us—“community foundations are as different as the local communities” they serve.
Google’s new mobile app aims to make fundraising easier for nonprofits by linking charities to potential donors.
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Few things are more loathed by the public than taxes, and our cultural models encourage us to view government as something to be resisted and our tax system as a ...
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A searing new investigation by the Boston Globe finds that many professional athletes’ charities are not even close to operating in line with basic best practices.
Compared to some others, the Rappaport Family Foundation doesn’t have deep pockets, but its civic engagement strategy, focusing on community colleges, may be on to something important.
We see a thing as the answer to a problem, and it just produces more questions and problems. So it is with our notions of accountability in the sector.
A conference that consisted almost entirely of male speakers that had been planned in the U.K. is cancelled after a conference organizer delivers an offensive remark.
In one of the worst end results from celebrity charity we’ve seen, a headline in USA TODAY reads, “Andy Roddick sues cancer charity for unpaid appearance fee.”
As the Giving Pledge goes international, letters submitted by its signatories reveal that the human side of philanthropic giving doesn’t fade away as one adds zeros to the amount.
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We follow up on a story from earlier this year that’s shown a turn for the better.
A Chicago nonprofit founded late in 2011 with a mission “to bring dignity and self-determination to both sides of the giving equation” is now going national with its innovative crowd-sourced funding model.
A study done by The Center for Effective Philanthropy reiterates something we pretty much already knew; grantees like foundations better when they share information – all kinds of information.