Let’s build on—not try to fix—overwithholding.
Giving Tuesday seems poised to be a permanent fixture in the philanthropic landscape. So what’s the theory of change behind it?
Despite years of claiming the contrary, donors still don’t really care about nonprofit performance or impact.
Not every organization should become an institution. But long-term change really is dependent on institutions.
What are the most important signs of progress in social capital markets in the last 10 years?
For nonprofits working on social change, data and data visualization are extremely valuable.
Donors are getting exactly what they want from their charitable giving—the market is efficient, even highly so.
We need more good examples and fewer good intentions in social entrepreneurship and humanitarian design.
Foundation program officers—a case for empathy.
Obama could have radically changed the debate on how to allocate charitable funds if he had detailed the set of criteria used to donate his Nobel Peace Prize award money.
Patient optimists have lowered their expectations of any particular program or intervention, but not their belief in a better world over the long term.