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Building A Foundation For Success For Black Boys And Men: Start Early, Start Strong

Ingrid Ellerbe | Posted 11.10.2014 | Black Voices
Ingrid Ellerbe

There is a silent but growing rate of scholastic genocide among young men of color. And while there are positive trends in funding programs that can positively impact the lives of these kids, the majority of them don't address real solid education -- and they don't address them early enough.

35% Of U.S. Foundation Giving Helps Economically Disadvantaged: Report

Reuters | Posted 12.01.2013 | Impact

By Manuela Badawy NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Giving in the United States by private and community foundations reached an estimated $5...

Showbiz Goes High Tech

Yvonna Russell | Posted 04.23.2013 | Technology
Yvonna Russell

A lot has changed from the days when we went on foot to agents' offices, checked our answering machines on a pay phone and picked up sides in person. Show business, the last of the handshake businesses, has gone high tech.

The Changing Face Of Philanthropy

Jereme Bivins | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
Jereme Bivins

Anyone who can gift $500 million is sure to make headlines and honestly, few of us could even hope to match or even comprehend Mark Zuckerberg's wealth. But it's not the size of his gift that's so inspiring; it's the example that he sets for the rest of our generation.

Donors Give Close To Home For Holidays | Posted 12.06.2011 | Impact

When he retired two years ago, David Moskowitz promised himself he'd donate about 10 percent of his fixed income annually to charity. The 63-year-old ...

The Other 95%: Foundations Can Do More With Less

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Billy Parish

Foundations typically give away 5% of their total assets each year (the legal minimum to maintain their tax status), so the other 95% of their assets do nothing to advance their social mission.

Mistakes Matter

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Hats off to Jean Case, who, like Bill Gates, has come forward to share mistakes made and lessons learned in her recent blog. As two of the biggest names in philanthropy, the challenges they are trying to solve should be public ones.

Book Lays Out Plan for an 'Impact Index'

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Some of the best nonprofits have been prevented in their potential for growth. What's needed, according to Steven Goldberg, a consultant to nonprofits and social entrepreneurs, is a new nonprofit capital market.