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Nico Pitney

That Time A Hedge Funder Quit His Job And Then Raised $60 Million For Charity

HuffingtonPost.com | Nico Pitney | Posted 03.26.2015 | Good News

Elie Hassenfeld had an enjoyable and lucrative career in finance. Then he discovered an unusual passion. "I found myself staying up Friday nights t...

Is Donating Baseball Bats To Poor Kids Just As Important As Helping Hungry?

www.slate.com | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact

Suppose someone walks by a pond and notices a bit of garbage floating in it. A devoted environmentalist, he wades into the pond, retrieves the garbage...

Nico Pitney

Here Are The Charities You Should Support, According To Data

HuffingtonPost.com | Nico Pitney | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact

There are countless charities to choose from, and many do good work. But a precious few can say they dramatically improve or save people's lives in a cost-effective way, and then back up their claims with hard data.

The Charity Revolution

Daniel Gastfriend | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Daniel Gastfriend

Think back on that promise you made when you chose not to give on the street. When you give this year, how will you make sure you support a program that works?

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Reexamining How We Donate to Non-Profits

Daniela Papi | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Daniela Papi

Jaded. Skeptical. A hypocrite. A hater. You get called all sorts of things when you say critical things about the international aid sector. People say...

Giving With a Big Heart and a Tough Mind

Kate Grant | Posted 01.03.2013 | Impact
Kate Grant

How many Ivy League professors have the guts to tell well-meaning donors to forgo giving to the Harvard Universities and Metropolitan Museums of the world and give to the charities that serve the neediest instead?

Hedge-funders Use Their Skills For Evil, Not Good

New York | Daily Intelligencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

So it goes that just as soon as the holidays end, the snowflake-shaped scales fall from our eyes and harsh, cold reality sets in. All that goodwill an...