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Podcast: Putting Data About Nonprofits to Work for Good

There’s an "elephant in the philanthropic room," says Jacob Harold, president of GuideStar, "which is simply that some nonprofits are better than …

Here's why Warren Buffett is giving his billions away

The pledge asks the world's wealthiest people to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.<p>One fellow he spoke to was on the fence, and his wife wasn't keen on it, Buffett said at the 2016 Concordia Summit in New York on Tuesday. But their children asked them to do it, and they agreed …

Celebrities And Billionaires Talk Innovative Giving At UBS's First US Philanthropy Conference

Academy Award winning actress Hilary Swank, former AOL executive and philanthropist Jean Case and food systems entrepreneur Kimbal Musk converged at UBS’s first annual American philanthropy summit earlier this week to connect over mutual causes ranging from rescuing overlooked dogs from shelters to …

Philanthropy: The New Prada? Competitive Altruism And The Rise Of Philanthropy As The Ultimate Status Symbol

The Native American Kwakiutl tribe has an unusual practice called potlatching, where tribal chiefs compete to give away their possessions. Strange, but the person who is able to give away the most resources is regarded as the highest-standing member in the group. Anthropologists have observed …

Nonprofits’ Effectiveness, Transparency Impacting Donors

Tides of change within the nonprofit sector are influencing individual donors’ personal perceptions and giving behaviors. Greater than two-in-five …

Tanner Mainstain Is Committed to Philanthropy – Variety

The team at Tanner Mainstain is well aware of the multitude of benefits generated by philanthropic giving, from the help it brings to people in need, …

Los Angeles

Looking Beyond the Trump & Clinton Foundations to New Trends in Philanthropy

As the presidential election season roars on, so, too, does the media and public's scrutiny and criticism of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's roles in their respective philanthropic foundations. The landscape of foundations, however, is much broader and more complex than what the media currently …

Bill Gates’ children are okay with him giving his £70 billion fortune away when he dies

<b>Their dad is the world’s richest man – but Bill Gates’ children will have to make their own way when he dies.</b><p>The businessman has revealed that almost …

Bill Gates

Sean Parker: This Is How Tech Billionaires Do Philanthropy

Earlier this year, Sean Parker—Napster founder, Facebook funder, and serial disruptor—launched his latest and most ambitious project to change the …

Plans for a new London concert hall are in doubt because of a lack of state funds, but Britain used to have a tradition of wealthy donors underpinning the arts<p>Skirmishes between classical music lovers over a yearned-for new London concert hall, intended to welcome conductor Simon Rattle back to our …

Royal Opera House

Investing With a Purpose: Looking Beyond ‘Socially Responsible Investing’

<b>Updated June 2017</b><p><b>Podcast Transcript</b><p>Host: Peter Thompson, Senior Regional Fiduciary Manager, Philanthropic Services – Northeast, Wells Fargo Private …

Charitable Giving Is Up, But Only Among the Wealthy

A growing inequality gap among donors could direct more money toward education and art and less to the poor<p>By<p>Shayndi Raice<p>Shayndi Raice<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@Shayndi<p>www.facebook.com/shayndi<p>Google+<p>Shayndi.Raice@wsj.com<p>Wealthy Americans are giving more to charity than ever before, while …

Income Inequality

Philanthropy, Impact Investing and the Rising Generation

Two recent studies reveal important information about trends in individual and family philanthropy. These findings help us understand the nature of …

Giving Tuesday Advice To Donate To Charity Effectively

Tomorrow, Nov. 29, is what’s known as Giving Tuesday or, more accurately #GivingTuesday. It’s the annual kick off for the charity season that, the founders say, is “a day when the world comes together to give.” Last year, Giving Tuesday raised $116.7 million online from 700,000 donors in 71 …

How Millennials Are Changing the Face of Philanthropy

By<p>Dec. 5, 2016 7:29 p.m. ET<p>This is what the future of philanthropy looks like. Instead of writing a check, one Saturday you’ll find yourself in …

Yes, You Are A Philanthropist -- #GivingTuesday Says So

The word philanthropist sounds pretty fancy. Conjures images of Carnegie or Rockefeller, Zuckerberg or Gates. Someone extravagantly wealthy who breathes different air.<p>But philanthropy is a gift accessible to us all. And on #GivingTuesday, it’s important to remember that even small acts of service …

Giving Tuesday

White, Wealthy, Urban And 'Educated' -- Philanthropic Foundations Need To Change

The foundation world from its trustee boards, to its advisors, to its staff teams is an incredibly insular one. It draws the vast majority of its talent from a tiny minority within society: rich old white men dominating boards and senior roles.<p>The D5 research of 2014 shows U.S. Foundation program …

Philanthropy

The Very Rich Step Up Their Giving

December 16, 2016<p>The world’s very wealthiest people are giving more than ever, reports The Wall Street Journal.<p>Major giving from those with net …

What’s The Future Of Giving? 2016 In Philanthropy

This year, we launched our new Future of Philanthropy section to examine how foundations are innovating in their attempts to create change.<p>Though we’ve always kept a close eye on developments and innovations in the world of foundations and giving, this year, <i>Co.Exist</i> launched our Future of …

Malcolm Gladwell says billionaires 'sound like idiots' when they explain why they donate to large universities

The best-selling author and host of the hit podcast "Revisionist History" made what he perceives to be the moral injustice of gifts to wealthy universities one of his crusades last summer when he attacked billionaire hedge fund investor John Paulson after Paulson donated $400 million to Harvard …

The Three-Word Question That's Changing What Charities Do With Their Resources

Humanitarian groups are reevaluating their work in light of how easy (and efficient) it is to just give cash to those who need help.<p>If there is no doubting the good that humanitarian groups have done in the last half century, there is also no doubting that they could have done much more. …

World Economy

Why Are Americans Less Charitable Than They Used to Be?

Researchers found that the losses of the Great Recession do not entirely explain why people aren’t giving very much money to charity.<p>The average American has grown more tight-fisted in recent years, donating a smaller portion of his or her income to charity than he or she did 10 years ago. In some …

Demographics

Arts philanthropy a winning formula for artists, wealthy

When a prominent arts patron recently let it be known that she had given $13-million to Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, her intentions were altruistic.<p>"I don't want any stories about me," Constance V. Pathy said as she declined an interview request to discuss her gift, the largest in history to a …

Make Money While Doing Good in 2017: How The "Imperative Fund" is Privatizing Philanthropy in United Nations SDGs Form

The United Nations SDGs have been taking the world social business community by storm, influencing fortune 500 and emerging companies alike to shift to a new way of thinking. Social Business initiatives that make a sustainable economic impact for both communities and industry.<p>At the forefront of …

Marketing And Philanthropy: Feed A Billion And Partners Share Formulas For Success

Corporate responsibility—social entrepreneurship—however you term it, giving back is about more than doing good. Executed well, philanthropy is good for marketing and good for business as well. When cause marketing goes badly, however, it becomes a distraction from the company’s brand. Or worse, …

Social Media

GiveDirectly Is Showing Its Donors Exactly What Effect Their Money Is Having

Using unfiltered interviews from people who have received money from the cash-transfer organization, GDLive shows the power of its philanthropic model in real time.<p>Since launching in 2008, GiveDirectly has used cell phones to enable cash transfers straight to extremely poor families in the …

Why Major Philanthropists Are Giving More Money to Just One Cause

In his recent Harvard Law Review opus, President Barack Obama highlighted the yawning opportunity for leaders on both sides of the political aisle to repair the criminal justice system, in part by changing sentencing laws and ending the “school-to-prison pipeline.”<p>Despite the economic and social …

Water.org Cofounders Matt Damon & Gary White: Corporate Partnerships Are The Future Of Charity

Since 2009, Water.org has sought to bring clean water to millions people who don’t have access to this basic necessity. The new hope for the nonprofit, which was founded by actor Matt Damon and Gary White: By creating longterm relationships with consumer-facing brands, it can reduce reliance and on …

Good News: The Super Wealthy Are Being More Bold In The Causes They’re Supporting

A new willingness for megadonors to give to causes making big bets on social change (instead of just buying a new building at their alma mater or a new wing at a museum) has the potential to reshape philanthropy.<p>The number of donors giving away so-called “megagifts”–philanthropy’s term for …