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URL :http://philanthropy.blogspot.com/
Filed Under:Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits
Posts on Regator:316
Posts / Week:1.7
Archived Since:May 26, 2011

Blog Post Archive

The giving quants or "algorithmic philanthropy"

I spent the weekend preparing for, and then taping, a segment on digital activism for Philanthropy Talk. That's the public radio "car talk" program for philosophical questions. The segment will air in January.So it's no wonder that I have thought experiments on my mind. Show More Summary

The (failure) and future of civil society

A friend forwarded this to me in an email - it's a link to an article in The Guardian, a letter from the head of Civicus, a global organization representing civil society organizations.In it he notes the growth of the sector.And its failures to solve the problems it seeks to address. Show More Summary

The whole social economy in one place

Nonprofit. Network. Benefit corporations. Peer-to-peer platforms, the sharing economy, social welfare nonprofits.... I've been writing about this mix for years - on this blog, in the Blueprint series, and at Stanford. (photo: (c) Copyright...Show More Summary

Data and Civil Rights

In 12 years of blogging, I've never done this before.I urge you to go to the website Data and Civil Rights, download all of the papers, and read every single one. Then think about your life, your work and your next steps. Whatever area...Show More Summary

Philanthropy Buzzwords 2015

I have been keeping a list. Checking it twice. (And doing so since 2007).Below are the Philanthropy Buzzwords to look out for 2015. The list is also featured on the Chronicle of Philanthropy's site. The 2015 Blueprint - which goes global this year with help from the great folks at betterplace lab - is now live. Show More Summary

The Artist as Philanthropist:

Artists see the future first. Last time I went to the de Young Museum in San Francisco was to see the David Hockney exhibit that featured his room size paintings as well as his iPad paintings. Here's a great video interview with the painter about his ipad. Show More Summary

The Nominet Trust 100 and Social Tech Guide 2014

What do cancer, cow fertility, and civil rights have in common? How about encrypted email, e-democracy, and educational access? Stumped? Here's one more - what about 3D printing, distributed networks of open source building plans, and...Show More Summary

Data ethics

This reading list from the Markulla Center on Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University is a great collection of materials covering ethical issues related to digital data. The articles do not specifically focus on civil society per se...Show More Summary

The values that guide us

Questions about civil society in the digital age are all I think about these days. Let me practice some of that thinking for you, if you have a minute...if not, let me wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving (USA and beyond).Recently, there's been a lot of good writing about why we have philanthropic foundations. Show More Summary

Blueprint 2015 - coming soon!

Are you ready?Blueprint 2015, my sixth (!) annual industry forecast, will be available from the GrantCraft website on December 10, 2014. With six of these under my belt I'm proud to say we've cycled through the primary colors (blue, red, yellow) and the secondary colors (green, orange, and now, purple). Show More Summary

Data trusts and data trust

Trust and integrity are key to nonprofits. They trade on these virtues. It's no accident that "Trusts" are the name for one type of nonprofit enterprise. The defining aspect of the nonprofit corporate structure - the non-distribution...Show More Summary

Philosophy Talk: Digital Activism

My laugh is not nearly as engaging as Tom Magliozzi's of Car Talk but I'll do my best on December 14 when I'll be talking about Digital Civil Society on Philosophy Talk. Here's the write up about the show:“Cyber-Activism” with Lucy Bernholz...Show More Summary

New Power (or lessons for business from the social economy)

(photo: https://hbr.org/2014/12/understanding-new-power) Henry Timms (founder of #givingtuesday and my colleague via Stanford PACS) and Jeremy Heimans have a new article in the December issue of Harvard Business Review called "Understanding New Power." In it they discuss characteristics such as co-ownership and participatory governance. Show More Summary

Apps and Ethics

I just got an alert from a trusted friend to the existence of an app - Radar - which is designed to alert you if social media accounts start showing signs that your friends are in distress. The app is intended to help friends help friends in need. Show More Summary

New questions for nonprofits and philanthropy

Among other things, the digital age is bringing us new kinds of nonprofits. I've been talking about this for several years, using examples of the Internet Archive, Mozilla, Creative Commons, and Wikimedia Foundation as "anchor institutions" of digital civil society. Show More Summary

Three kinds of code

Imagine it's 1913. John D Rockefeller has gone to the U.S. Congress to charter an innovative new philanthropic enterprise. He's been turned down. He turns instead to the State of New York, which says yes, and the modern philanthropic...Show More Summary

Nonprofits and Cybersecurity

Today's New York Times reveals that the folks who hacked the website of JP Morgan Chase, one of the world's largest banks, also hacked the website and account of the bank's affiliated charity arm - the Chase Corporate Challenge.In July,...Show More Summary

Data, Work, and the Social Sector

(photo from https://www.linkedin.com/company/3632240?trk=hk_egc_website) Organizations that support nonprofits in the U.S. are quick to point out the contribution these organizations make to the economy. $1 trillion in assets, $2 trillion...Show More Summary

Ten Innovations in Global Philanthropy

Thrilled to see this new report from New Philanthropy Capital - Ten Innovations in Global Philanthropy. (photo and report: http://www.thinknpc.org/publications/10-innovations/One of my partners in the upcoming Blueprint 2015 - betterplace lab - is featured as one of the innovations. Show More Summary

Ethics of Data Conference - First Quick Summary

The #Eod14 Conference was a huge success. Thanks to all who participated. We're still decoding, transcribing, and following up so a more formal synthesis is still to come. But in the meantime: The conference encouraged real work. One...Show More Summary

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