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16 Moments of Pride for LGBTQ Philanthropy

Lyle Matthew Kan | Posted 08.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Lyle Matthew Kan

While the work of the LGBTQ movement is far from done, Pride Month is a great opportunity for the LGBTQ community to reflect on just how far we've come in a relatively short period of time.

Looking Forward, Giving Back: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Empowering Youth around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In our practice of daily giving this week, our team funded several projects that are focused on empowering school aged children across the globe. The...

How Philanthropy Is Changing the Culture on Full Cost Funding

Valerie S. Lies | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Valerie S. Lies

Breaking the nonprofit starvation cycle is not easy, but exciting progress keeps happening. To keep that momentum going, a great deal of culture change is needed.

Standing in Solidarity: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that the Pollination Project's daily givers supported this week.

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

I was struck by a question from Curtis Ogden of Interaction Institute for Social Change which boiled down to "What's love got to do with it?" As it turns out, when making a connection between values and practices, love can play a central role.

US Foundation Endowments: A Missing Piece to Maximizing Impact

Lisa Woll | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Lisa Woll

Philanthropic giving by foundations has been and continues to be an important contribution to social, economic and environmental justice here and abroad. Yet, foundations are unnecessarily limiting themselves.

Consider the Giraffe, That Improbable Change Agent

Valerie S. Lies | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Valerie S. Lies

Can we make the necessary changes, set aside our differences (including the differences in status, influence and power), and still create connective spaces for honest exchanges to take place in order to achieve true change?

The Daily Practice That Changed My Life

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Daily giving has brought me closer to my family and to my community. It has enriched and blessed my life. The initial impulse to be more connected to and engaged in my giving -- has resulted in me receiving so much more than I've given.

Unreasonable People: Apply Here

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We all have seeds of inherent goodness that, when nurtured and turned into real commitment, can create transform the world around us. This is exactly what we saw in Shodo Spring.

Building Non-Profit Resilience: Strong Roots in a Harsh Climate

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Capacity building, at its most basic, strengthens non-profit's strategy, processes and leadership in ways that enhances their ability to achieve results.

Strengthening Democracy Means Funding Independent Media

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

The amount of resources devoted to the public interest pales when compared to what for-profit players are still pouring into more commercial endeavors.

Philanthropy Turns Away from Aggressive Advocacy for the Poor

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The attack on Acorn comes as part of a systematic attempt to muzzle grass-roots organizing of poor and marginalized communities.

Resetting: An Unprecedented Meeting of Philanthropists

Jumpstart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jumpstart

This was an unprecedented event in the Bay Area; never before had Jewish and non-Jewish grantmakers gathered together in "Jewish space" to discuss needs and tactics.

Philanthropy by the Numbers

Paul Brest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Brest

NCRP makes a compelling case for philanthropy's role in addressing poverty and racism as deep systemic and structural problems

Philanthropy on Another Planet

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

Although there are good reasons for a foundation to spend down its assets today, there are also legitimate reasons for it to continue its work in perpetuity.

Philanthropy at its Somewhat Myopic: Mistaking Means and Ends

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

The most significant of NCRP's grantmaking requirements is that 50 percent of a foundation's grants be for general operating support (GOS) -- unrestricted support for an organization.