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The ethical argument against philanthropy

Exceptionally wealthy people aren’t a likeable demographic, but they have an easy way to boost personal appeal: Become an exceptionally wealthy philanthropist. When the rich use their money to support a good cause, we’re compelled to compliment their generosity and praise their selfless work.<p>This …

Philanthropy

Warren Buffett just gave $3.2 billion to charity

Warren Buffett has parted ways with another chunk of his massive fortune.<p>The Oracle of Omaha gave away $3.17 billion in shares of his holding company,Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA),on Monday, according to a company statement. Buffett has donated billions to charity every year for more than a decade.<p>Per …

Philanthropy

Detroit-based Spend-down Foundation Is Having Trouble Spending Down

Credit: Kim Love, lovelihood.com<p>June 19, 2017; Detroit News<p>When <i>NPQ</i> reported on a new startup foundation on a course to spend out the entirety of its …

Ethical Considerations at the Zoo: The Pangolin Dilemma

“Scaly anteater” by David Brossard<p>June 19, 2017; The Morning Call<p>The Pittsburgh Zoo has a rare wildlife treasure, but they aren’t sharing it with the …

U of Louisville Audit Bright Spot a Mirage

“University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky” by Ken Lund<p>June 20, 2017; Courier-Journal (Louisville)<p>A scandal surrounding the financial dealings, …

CUNY Tries to Balance Fundraising and Transparency

“Sewing needle with thread.” Credit: Markus Grossalber<p>June 7, 2017; New York Times<p>Last fall, a sharply critical report from New York’s Inspector …

Giving USA 2017 Numbers

On Monday, June 19th, I want to invite you to spend some webinar time with me and the insightful Dr. Patrick Rooney, associate dean of academic …

Amazon’s Bezos Invites Ideas for His Giving on Twitter

“Bezos’ Iconic Laugh” by Steve Jurvetson<p>June 15, 2017; New York Times<p>Request for ideas… pic.twitter.com/j6D68mhseL<p>— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) June 15, …

Millions More to Help Journalists to "Hold the Powerful Accountable"

Philanthropy's Job: Empowering Workers in an Age of Automation

<b>Philanthropy's Job: Empowering Workers in an Age of Automation</b><br>Co-hosted by the Morgridge Family Foundation<br>September 11-12, 2017<br>Denver, …

How China's Social Media Giant Tencent Is Shaking Up Traditional Philanthropy

The Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan that killed 69,000 people in 2008 shook up China’s social media and online giant Tencent Holdings, located 1,000 kilometers away in Shenzhen. Social media was buzzing with users that wanted to lend a hand during one of China’s worst disasters in modern history. …

Philanthropy

5 Ways to Make Your Next Crowdfunding Campaign A Success

For some people, launching a crowdfunding campaign is a lot like throwing a Hail Mary pass late in the game—it’s a “close your eyes and hope for a …

[INFOGRAPHIC] 2017 Fundraising Effectiveness Project Survey Report

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) has released the findings from their latest survey, and the infographic below from our friends at …

Tangled whales and stranded sea lions off California prompt legislation to help fund marine-life rescue groups

Recent record numbers of reported sea lion strandings and whale entanglements off the California coast have prompted a state legislative proposal …

Samueli Foundation donates $30 million to UCI for new science, engineering building

IRVINE — Henry and Susan Samueli, through their foundation, have donated $30 million more to UC Irvine to help build a state-of-the-art science and …

4 Elements of An Effective Nonprofit Strategic Planning Process

The winds of change can blow harshly. And in today’s environment, change can come rapidly and unexpectedly.<p>So, what’s the point of strategic planning?<p>…

Why libraries could soon need a national endowment

As libraries continue to transform themselves from places to check out books to civic centers with cutting edge technology, how will they meet …

The New Face of Philanthropy | Tammy Tibbetts | TEDxBerlin

Charity poker event began with child's cancer diagnosis

WASHINGTON — A yearly charity poker tournament inspired by a 2-year-old’s cancer diagnosis is set for Saturday at MGM National Harbor.<p>“My godparents …

Scotland’s first dedicated digital skills charity for young people unveiled

The Digital Xtra Fund has officially become Scotland’s first charity dedicated to supporting a full range of digital skills initiatives for young …

[SURVEY] The State of Donor Retention in 2017

There’s a lot being written about donor retention – why it’s important and how to increase it – and even more data on the averages within the …

Six ways to create a brilliant charity board

Is your board super busy? Top tips on sharing the burden: bring in specialist expertise, include more junior staff and work with service users<p>People on voluntary sector boards have heavy workloads – so what’s the best way to share the burden? Sub-committees may not seem exciting, but, used …

Governance

New York City Nonprofit City Harvest Alleviates Hunger with the Help of New Cisco Hyperconverged Technology

City Harvest, which rescues surplus food from grocers, farms, restaurants, and manufacturers and distributes it free of charge to New York City food …

Cisco Systems

The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout

Shared via Kindle. Description: Steer your organization away from burnout while boosting all-around performance The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit presents …

How You Can Get Big Grant Money from Newman's Own Foundation

The food company started by legendary actor Paul Newman makes hundreds of products and gives out millions of dollars in grants each year. Are you what they're looking for?<p><i>This is the latest in my series of posts spotlighting underrepresented communities around the world and the entrepreneurs trying</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Warren Buffet Gave Bill Gates $30 Billion: Here’s How It’s Paying Off

Bill and Melinda Gates use their annual letter this year to explain to Warren Buffet where his money is going–from more vaccination to better contraception–and the impact global aid is having around the world.<p>It’s been 10 years since Warren Buffet pledged the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation roughly …

How Bill and Melinda Gates helped save 122m lives – and what they want to solve next

In letter to philanthropic partner Warren Buffett, the Gates define achievements from vaccines to lives saved – while still pushing for gains in infant mortality<p>It was the biggest philanthropic gesture ever, the billionaire investor equivalent of Batman and Superman joining forces to fight world …

Public Health