Foundations and other donors often want to support large-scale protests that shift public opinion around social issues. Here’s how they can back up movements during important moments in their development.
Driven by a confluence of powerful secular trends, Americans’ trust in civil society has declined to alarming levels. Without addressing these trends and reversing the loss of trust, the ideal of private action for the public good could be at risk.
The timing is opportune for CSR to catalyze impact in India’s development sector.
What lies under the word, “uncollaborative”? Usually, it’s an unaddressed power imbalance.
Funders and advocates must come together to build movements that can run successful and successive campaigns that result in good policy and grassroots power.
A prescription for healing the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance.
The for-profit LLC is poised to become the preferred vehicle for the nation’s elite philanthropists. Will the public gain from added investment in social good, or lose from ceding even more power to the wealthy?
Increasing numbers of Americans want charitable organizations to step into the public policy arena and lead the causes they care about.
The Peterborough Social Impact Bond was the first of its kind. Does its success in improving recidivism rates while rewarding investors herald a new way of using finance for social impact?
Will the Open Philanthropy Project’s experiment in effective altruism validate the cause or demonstrate its hubris?