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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Philanthropy

This article comes from Huffington Post and is a great way to learn what the most common misunderstandings are when it comes to philanthropy.  Click Here to view the original. One of the greatest challenges for philanthropy today is the very term itself –philanthropy. Chances are that when asked, most people would associate the word […]

The Top 5 Most Promising Trends in Philanthropy

A wonderful article from Forbes that talks about some promising new trends in philanthropy.  Click here to see the original. 1. Impact investing is seen as the most promising trend by most philanthropists, 52%, worldwide, according to the BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index 2015. While not strictly philanthropy, impact investing, which prioritizes social and environmental […]

Why Philanthropy Should Push Back Against the Business Mindset

Listen to this inspiring podcast from Tiny Spark. Giving more money to altruistic initiatives should make those programs stronger, right? Not necessarily. Even some of the most well-known, well-intentioned programs have fallen short of their promises, especially ones funded on hunches instead of data. Take the anti-drug program D.A.R.E. and the anti-incarceration program Scared Straight. […]