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Towards a Golden Age for Foundations

Matthew J. Kiernan | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Matthew J. Kiernan

U.S. foundations and endowments may not yet fully appreciate it, but not only are the winds of change beginning to blow across their bows, but they will soon face the veritable "gales of creative destruction".

Should We Donate Our Money to Private Companies?

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Gabriel Mizrahi

Philanthropy has long been associated with non-profits, but the indelible mark private companies have made on the world should make us wonder where our donations really have the most impact.

Raising Our Voices: How We Can Collaborate To Expand Quality Education

Shakira | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact

My career as a singer has given me my greatest gift of all--my voice. It's a gift that allows me to express myself as an artist but also one that affords me a platform to shine the spotlight on issues infinitely more important than my own career.

The Unglamorous Truth About Ending Poverty: A Response to Peter Buffett

Zack Exley | Posted 09.28.2013 | World
Zack Exley

If people like Peter Buffett and other major philanthropic and business leaders took seriously the unglamorous truths about ending poverty, and spoke out about them, it would create the conditions for not just a new story, but a new political movement that would transform the world.

The Year of Controversial Giving

Matthew Bishop | Posted 03.03.2012 | Impact
Matthew Bishop

What does 2012 have in store for giving, especially the impact-driven approach to it we call "philanthrocapitalism"? Having peered into our philanthrocrystal ball, we see giving becoming more dangerous, more controversial, and more political, among other things, as philanthrocapitalists find themselves at the center of some of the year's biggest news stories. Here are our 10 predictions for the coming year.

Nicholas Kristof's Boneheaded "Paean to Economists"

Mark Engler | Posted 08.07.2011 | Impact
Mark Engler

The injustices of unfettered capitalism are not an accident -- they are a product of a system whose academic advocates have a lot to answer for. Economists have done enough of late. Let's hold the paeans.

Wanted: Chief Good Officers

DeronTriff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The role of Chief Good Officer is equally justified to make Earth a healthier place for all of us and an enriching place for those who are truly its good tenants.

Productivity and Philanthropy

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bhagwan Chowdhry

You could help the poor more, much more, if you continue to do what you do best for which the society is willing to pay you the maximum you can earn and then donate.

Billions for Charity, But Not One Cent for Taxes!

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

Even the best-intentioned best-directed private donations are a way for moneyed people to work their will on the public, while the rest of us have nothing but the vote.

How You Can Join the Billionaire Boys (and Girls) Club

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

The sheer size of the Giving Pledge is mind-boggling. Analysts have estimated that GP could pour $600 billion into the coffers of various causes.

Malaira Is The Cause Of 2010, Declares Matthew Bishop And Malaria No More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Though Haiti is eating up the headlines in the world of philanthropy, Matthew Bishop of Philanthrocapitalism predicted that the World Cup in South Afr...

Good News about Global Giving

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dennis Whittle

The whole global philanthropy report is worth reading, but here are my takeaways.

At Skoll's Annual Oxford Confab, Capitalism In Shift

Tom Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Watson

The world economic crisis tends to sharpen the focus at this year's Skoll confab, nicknamed the 'Davos of Social Entrepreneurship.'

Is Corporate Philanthropy to Philanthropy What Military Music is to Music?

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

Most real-world decisions involve tradeoffs, and much corporate philanthropy lies somewhere between pure philanthropy and marketing.

Michael Edwards' Case Against Philanthrocapitalism

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

In "Just Another Emperor?" Michael Edwards challenges philanthrocapitalists to transform the economic system that made them rich, not just address its symptoms.


Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

Matthew Bishop and Michael Green describe how super-rich "philanthrocapitalists" like Bill Gates are shaking up the world of giving with their businesslike methods.