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.
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.
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.
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.
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.