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Translating Sustainability Strategy into Practice

A simplified value-chain approach can help organizations deeply embed sustainability into their cultures.

Incubators of philanthropy

Incubators of philanthropy September 5, 2014 A new report shows philanthropy and civil society coming to life in the great emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India, and China.     In the United States, when we wonder how the philanthropic...Show More Summary

Scary Truths About Giving That Every Donor Should Know

Some charities are so inefficient that they fail to even apply one third of their budget toward their mission (when we find such groups, they automatically are assigned a 0-star rating). When donors give small donations to many charities they end up on many mailing lists. Show More Summary

Trick Or Treat?

October 31st brings two things to mind. First of course, it’s Halloween and ‘Trick or treat?’ time. Naturally, the (usually) little costumed person blurting that question is always dumbfounded when a mischievous door-answerer responds ‘trick’. ‘Just hand over the goodies’ is all the poor kid has in mind. It is too big a stretch to […]

Last Day to Register for Our Year-End Fundraising Class

This is a reminder that today (Friday, October 31st) is the last day to register for our newest class: How to Maximize Year-End Fundraising at Your Non-Profit.  Registration closes at 7 PM. During this 4 week multimedia class, you’ll learn everything you need to know to raise more money than ever before this November and […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Words

Which is more likely to inspire you? “Help support your community by volunteering to build houses for those in need.” “Housing is a right everyone should have. Create new neighbors by lending a hand!” Whatever the purpose: engaging volunteers, raising … Continue reading ?

Update on Open Philanthropy Project

Our last major public updates on the Open Philanthropy Project were our May and June posts on global catastrophic risks and U.S. policy. This post summarizes our progress since then and where we currently stand on our goal of committing … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fostering the Role of Anchor Institutions

A new report details how the federal government can facilitate partnerships between communities and anchor institutions to increase economic opportunity.

Intentional Influence in Action

A look at how influence can mobilize communities in the face of crisis.

How John Cleese can make you a better fundraiser

Watch this video. It's only a bit over 10 minutes long. And it's John Cleese. You won't regret the time you spend on it. It's about creativity, something we all need to pay close attention to. Or watch it here on YouTube. Cleese hasShow More Summary

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