Philanthropy News

Selected philanthropy news from around the Web.

Effective Altruism: A New Movement, or Another Failed Philanthropic Proposition Repurposed?

This blog post discusses the growing trend of effective altruism. Effective altruism, in essence, is choosing where to donate money based on how much good the charity is doing. It's a weird way of...more

Want to Make an Impactful Grant? Consider Independent Media Outlets

A recent study from the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University has concluded that small news organizations can have a noticeable influence on the issues of today. If as few...more

Forming a Picture of the New Philanthropist
Foundation: Gates Foundation

When looking at the modern philanthropist, one thing is quickly apparent: they are as diverse as the charities they have chosen to support. From a 78 year old blind man, to a 56 year old vintner, to...more

Making Giving Simple - Donor-Advised Funds

Kyle Penney is in love with tools. He loves going to see all of the tools at Harbor Freight Tools. He loves finding the right tool for the job and often gets the same feeling as people would if they...more

How Foundation Center Helps Nonprofits with Digital Transformation

Modern computing is changing all industries, including the non-profit sector. More and more they are investing in cloud computing and big data, especially to determine client relations and donor...more

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Serves the Community Very Differently
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Where would you expect to find our nation's largest Community Foundation? It is in the Silicon Valley, where many wealthy and generous tech entrepreneurs live. The Silicon Valley Community Foundation...more

Philanthropy and the Family Business

The author of the article argues that capitalism is the best system for our society in the United States. He cites failing socialist societies, such as Portugal, Greece and Italy to counteract the...more

Family Philanthropy

A tree, with branches that each family member can see and learn from, creating a visible map for future generations to follow, that should be the goal of a multi-generational family. Arguably, such a...more

Community Collaboration Grants
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation works under a guiding principal that collaboration is a necessary component in creating communities that propel growth. During the last year, the...more

Global best practice grant-seeking

For best results in Grant Writing and funding, you need to approach it with a clear strategy. Foremost is matching your grant request with the criteria of the granting body. Especially ensuring that...more






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Abundant Water: Clean Water for Everyone

Abundant Water: Clean Water for Everyone
Abundant Water, founded by social entrepreneur Sunny Forsyth, trains villagers to come up with their...



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