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Atlantic Philanthropies

Tom Tierney, Chairman and Co-founder, The Bridgespan Group & Co-author, Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

Tom Tierney is a recognized leader in serving the nonprofit sector. In 1999, he co-founded The Bridgespan Group, an independent, nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders and organizations to help accelerate social impact.

You've Probably Never Heard Of The Billionaire Philanthropist Quietly Transforming Charity

Co.Exist | JESSICA LEBER | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact

Some people are into extreme sports, others extreme eating. You could call self-made billionaire Chuck Feeney an extreme philanthropist. Feeney, th...

The Opportunity Gap

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In the spring of 1954, like so many Black families, mine waited anxiously for the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. My father and I talked about it and what it would mean for my future and the future of millions of other Black children who were attending segregated but unequal Black schools. He died the week before Brown was decided. But I and many other children were able, in later years, to walk through the new and heavy doors that Brown slowly and painfully opened. Now, the most recent findings from the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Data Collection, called the "richest, fullest" collection so far for measuring education access and equity in our nation's public schools, show many children are still receiving an unequal education. This is the unfinished work of the Civil Rights Movement.

Ryan Grim

Secretive Liberal Donor Network Rethinks Its Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The secretive network of liberal donors known as the Democracy Alliance has chosen longtime progressive activist Gara LaMarche to be its...

How This Philanthropist Will Give Away His Last $1.5 Billion

New York Times | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact

Across from a television set with the obsolete girth of a model bought 20 years ago, beneath the grandchildren's crayon artwork taped to the wall, to ...

What We Learned From Health Care

Gara LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gara LaMarche

With health care on the books, a new chapter in this movement begins -- an ongoing campaign to ensure that those who need reform the most are seeing tangible benefits from this bill.

Announcing the Launch of the Huffington Post Investigative Fund

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

As the newspaper industry continues to contract, one of the most commonly voiced fears is that investigative journalism will be among the victims of the scaleback. The HuffPost Investigative Fund is our attempt to address this.