How Philanthropy Can Shape the 21st Century Gospel of Wealth: a Move From Generosity to Justice...
Thoughts on how to respond to this moment of polarization, divisiveness, and inequality.
How Philanthropy Can Preserve Press Freedom (Opinion)
Only 13 percent of the world’s population benefits from a free press, and press freedom continues to drop. Independent journalism is in the interest of people and institutions supporting a wide range of missions.
How Philanthropy Can Curb the Rise of Hate: Count It, Condemn it, Confront It (Opinion)
The shootings in Poway, Calif.. made painfully clear yet again that foundations must move forcefully to use their grants, their investments, and their power to build movements to mobilize against the rise of white nationalism.
How Philanthropy Can Get Serious About Racial Healing (Opinion)
On this day the Kellogg Foundation has pitched as a day to promote harmony, a philanthropy executive who is a member of the Lumbee Indian tribe urges philanthropies to give more power and resources to people who today still suffer the impact of imper
Philanthropy Can’t Solve the Toughest Problems Unless It Breaks Out of Silos (Opinion)
Versatile, collaborative, and multidisciplinary projects are what’s needed, yet too many foundations reject proposals that don’t fit neatly into specific grant-making programs.
Standing Up for America’s Democracy: What Philanthropy Must Do Next (Opinion)
Calling for the protection of special counsel Mueller, as I and more than 40 other foundation leaders did last week, was important. Here are three more ways to make a difference as we live through a slow-motion Saturday Night Massacre.
How Philanthropy Can Advance the Green New Deal (Opinion)
Foundations can make a difference by powering activists to encourage lawmakers to focus on solutions that provide a real economic boost to the people most likely to be hurt by climate change.
Why Philanthropy Must Do More to Help Transgender People (Opinion)
More than 30 foundations pledge to speak out against the vicious abuses such people face and to provide support for a burgeoning activist movement.
Philanthropy Must Keep Pushing to Get a Correct Census Count (Opinion)
The Supreme Court decision to temporarily block the government from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census is not a reason for foundations and charities to pause in their efforts on this vital issue.
How the Left Can Win: Emulate Conservative Philanthropy (Opinion)
Philanthropy can spur the creation of advocacy groups, political-action committees, and leaders who can run them.
Philanthropy Can Reshape Education in Ways That Will Stand the Test of Time (Opinion)
As technology transforms lives, cash and creativity can create new institutions that reflect today’s culture and will be as recognizable 100 years from now as Stanford University is today.
How Philanthropy Is Helping a Once-Dying Tenn. City Find New Life
Two private foundations have helped fuel Chattanooga's 30-plus-year revitalization. Now they're trying to spread the benefits of the improving economy to low-income people who have yet to gain from it.
Venture Capital Overlooks Women and Minorities; Philanthropy Should Step In, Study Says
Foundation leaders and individual donors will miss out on key investments if they don’t diversify whom they invest in.
Mission Critical: How Philanthropy Is Trying to Help Save Democracy
A growing number of grant makers of all ideologies see restoring constructive dialogue among citizens and fairness at the ballot box as vital to their causes.
RBC WealthVoice: 4 Lessons From Warren Buffett On Business And Philanthropy
By the RBC WealthVoice Team When Warren Buffett speaks, everyone listens—even a room full of fellow billionaires. Speaking with Forbes Magazine Editor Randall Lane in front of an audience of elite donors at the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy June 3, the legendary investor shared his advice on hiring, philanthropy and [...]
Philanthropy Lessons From the Classroom
New college and massive online open courses, or MOOCs, promise to teach donors how to give wisely. Here’s what the students learn.
Ted Turner on What Philanthropy Can Do Next After His $1 Billion Gift to the U.N. (Opinion)
The media mogul, who spent $1 billion to start the philanthropy, says the world is a better place today than when he made his donation two decades ago. But there are still trouble spots that need attention.
War Stymies So Much of What Philanthropy Seeks to Achieve. Why Not Give More to Stop It? (Opinion)
Less than 1 percent of giving goes toward work to prevent conflict. Figuring out where to give is hard but here are some ways foundations and big donors could make a real difference.
Philanthropy Must Stop Sleepwalking as Nation Faces One Outrage After Another (Opinion)
For too long, philanthropy’s anger has been diluted, blunted, and bludgeoned by a relentless barrage on our sense of basic humanity and civic well-being — fueled by race-, gender-, LGBTQ-, and immigrant-centric attacks flying under the gu
As Distrust in Big Philanthropy Grows, Here’s How Leading Foundations Are Demonstrating Their...
By seeking the views of the people they serve, diversifying their advisory bodies, and demonstrating how they learn what works, grant makers can cement their compact with society,