A demographic wave could soon funnel unprecedented dollars into philanthropy, but few nonprofits are poised to take advantage of the largest wealth transfer in human history.
Ending malaria. Achieving marriage equality. Dramatically reducing teen smoking. Surmounting these and other daunting social challenges can require an “invisible hand” that amplifies the efforts of many other players in the field. These behind-the-scenes catalysts are built to win campaigns, not to last forever, and they are galvanizing population-level change.
Why early-stage entrepreneurs are essential building blocks for profound social change—and why they need greater investment.
To make the best and most consistent decisions, impact investors need to think about values as much as they think about growth and financial returns.
Why the process of creating a theory of change matters, and a five-step guide to success.
When nonprofits dole out grant money to peers, the result is a transformative experience that fosters innovation, collaboration, and learning.
Community foundations should reaffirm their unique role in the philanthropic landscape and focus on the needs of their geographic community.
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has grown to become one of the world’s most well-funded foundations. But who in the Valley benefits from this largesse?
Charitable appeals that address a wealthy person’s agency are more effective.
The funding ecosystem has a greater role to play in the survival of nonprofits than their internal structure.