Wunderkind Peter Deitz, of GrantBook (and other successful social innovation ventures), recently wrote a great blog post outlining some philanthropic trends that warrant attention, even though, he admits, "the philanthropic sector embraces new approaches and solutions at the speed of a three-toed sloth." Topping the list of the innovations he says are worth tracking, is… Continue reading Are the Days of Program Officer Selected & Trustee Approved Philanthropy Over?
There's certainly a lot of conversation swirling about donor advised funds, and given the ongoing surge in their popularity, it's safe to assume that this conversation will continue unabated. That's a good thing. For too long, the social sector has been loathe to take on tough issues publicly and, instead, has sidestepped disagreement in favor… Continue reading Donor Advised Funds: Can We Have a Discussion?
Rodney Foxworth, Executive Director of Business Alliance for Local Living Economies argues in the Chronicle of Philanthropy that it's time for a new approach to impact investing -- one that democratizes capital, demands racial equity, & encourages community participation. ow.ly/bqga30lndmM
Does America have "too many nonprofits?" The answer is complicated. New study via The Conversation - @ConversationEDU ow.ly/w9BN30lp8vl
The donor advised fund debate has focused on legal/technical issues "rather than used as an opportunity to reimagine philanthropy" in ways that would move funds to the people & causes most in need of support. @Philanthropy ow.ly/X0Qw30lr9BJ
Foundation Center's new report with Council on Foundations shows that just 12% of international grantmaking by U.S. foundations goes directly to local organizations. Explore five-year funding trends: ow.ly/YH2k30lopJ3
Jed Miller and I spent a year working with Greenpeace to explore The Mobilisation Lab. What we found was fascinating. Here's the editorial lead in to the final piece we co-authored: In a culture of smaller and smaller screens and bigger and bigger threats to democracy, to activism and to the planet, how do longstanding… Continue reading From Burning Platform to Building People Power
“Funders need to collaborate more.” How many times have we heard that?
The graphs for this data set, as well as other interactive tools, can be found at: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/30/upshot/crime-immigration-myth.html The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant By ANNA FLAGG MARCH 30, 2018 The Trump administration’s first year of immigration policy has relied on claims that immigrants bring crime into America. President Trump’s latest target is sanctuary cities. “Every… Continue reading DATA: The Myth of the Critical Immigrant