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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 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.
In surveying the landscape of online philanthropy, Guidestar founder Buzz Schmidt calls for a new and different dynamic that would bring about a “high-functioning philanthropy system.”
David Callahan suggests that “wealthy ideological donors use their tax-deductible donations to engage in politics” and that this activity shouldn’t generate tax deductions.
As the U.S. moves from debating and legislating healthcare insurance reform to making it work for tens of millions of Americans, what role should nonprofits and their foundation backers play?
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