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Public Benefit

Have Research Ethics Committees Got It Wrong? A New Study Looks at What Participants in Medical Research Actually Want

Tim Spector | Posted 05.24.2015 | Science
Tim Spector

Traditionally, the "gold standard" of informed consent for participation in medical research entails that participants need to consent to every new research study, which means that they need to be contacted and re-consented each time.

Guest Post by Jacob Harold -- The Nonprofit Marketplace: Getting Social Impact Bang For Our Philanthropic Bucks

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

The nonprofit marketplace doesn't exhibit the single most essential characteristic of a well-functioning market: open exchange of high-quality information that helps people make good decisions.

Administrative Costs and Overhead

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

Don't yawn and click on another link -- administrative costs and overhead sound really boring, but they're critically important for nonprofit organizations and also for donors.

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.

The Role of the Philanthropist: Evidence-Based Theories of Change, Round II

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

Yes, any public benefit activity should be executed according to a plan. But I refute the assertion that philanthropists are the ones charged with designing a theory of change.