Tag - philanthropy

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The WiserGiving Quiz
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2% Giving Flat for Forty Years
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Bernholz on Marketplace
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Putting Philanthropy in Perspective
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GiveWell Behaving Badly

The WiserGiving Quiz

There is an awful lot of information out there about what to give to and how, but not as much help in figuring out what kind of giver you are. That even sounds a bit odd to write, what exactly does that mean, “what kind of giver” anyway? WiserGiving is a pretty new online resource[...]

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2% Giving Flat for Forty Years

Blackbaud released a report called Growing Philanthropy in the United States this week. Why do we need to grow philanthropy? Because: In the U .S ., charitable giving is estimated to be only 2 percent of average household disposable (after tax) income (Giving USA Foundation 2011) . Regrettably, this is also the 40 year average[...]

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Bernholz on Marketplace

Lucy Bernholz, the author of the amazing blog Philanthropy 2173 (go there to find out what it means) was on the NPR show Marketplace giving her unparalleled, big picture views of the field of philanthropy. There are some people who follow philanthropy, but there are only a few, led I think by Lucy, who understand[...]

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Putting Philanthropy in Perspective

Peter Levine, the director of CIRCLE, a research group now based at Tufts University that focuses on youth and civic engagement, does a brilliant job of putting philanthropy and government aid for disasters like Hurricans Gustav and Katrina in perspective on his blog.  Peter writes: “When Hurricane Gustav set its sights on New Orleans, the[...]

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GiveWell Behaving Badly

Oh, to be anointed and dethroned in such quick order! On December 19th, the New York Times gushingly, glowingly lauded the efforts of two young “hedge fund veterans” (can you really be 26 and a business veteran?) who created GiveWell a grantmaking organization with an interesting premise. GiveWell is intended to do two things fundamentally[...]

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