A growing chorus of critics are questioning whether big philanthropy is actually a good thing.
By delivering innovation services to the insurance industry, Ninety Consulting aims to generate and give away a billion pounds ($1.32 billion) over 30 years.
Plutocratic biases are baked into the policies that structure charitable giving and big foundations. We must overhaul philanthropy to make it better serve democratic ends.
Whether someone is investing in a tech startup or a grassroots advocacy organization, the same rules of success apply.
Charitable givers see their decisions as subjective and view “effectiveness” as one among many criteria that should guide their donations.
Jeff Ubois interviews Thomas Kalil of Schmidt Futures (a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt) about how calls to solve big problems through competitions can, when done right, galvanize innovation.
The MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change team learned a lot from the first round of grants that will boost collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the next round.
Proposals for grants can offer a wealth of ideas and information to the nonprofit community, if foundations take the right steps.