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Study: A Small Cash Advance Can Prevent the Spiral of Homelessness

A study published in the journal Science proposes that municipalities and philanthropic agencies can prevent homelessness by offering a one-time cash infusion of…
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A Three-Step Roadmap for Community Foundations to Become the Donor’s Choice

Annie Rhodes from MicroEdge + Blackbaud provides a three-step roadmap for community foundations looking to generate more donations.
University of California students gather at a vigil for victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad, November 2015.

In the Age of Terror, What About Impact?

Individuals have a greater power to create change than ever before in human history. Alas this holds true for negative change as well.…
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3 Steps to Effectively Measure Philanthropic Impact

Versaic, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and the Rensselaerville Institute worked together to develop a results-focused plan for the hotel chain's corporate philanthropy initiatives.…
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The Lipman Family Prize is Redefining ROI

Winners of the Lipman Family Prize are models for the good they achieve as well as for their approach and implementation.
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Bill Gates’ and Bolivia’s Big Squawk About Chickens

Bill Gates and Heifer International hatched a plan to hand out free chickens to impoverished communities. When the South American country of Bolivia…
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What’s the Best Way for Your Business to Give Back?

You realize the importance of giving programs and the value they offer for your brand reputation. The question isn’t whether to invest in…
Two Houston-area United Way groups agreed to merge in late February. The decision to merge was difficult, but it was the right thing to do to support the cause in the long run.

When Nonprofit Mergers Make Sense

Successful nonprofit mergers result from the development of a shared vision that creates alignment, manages senior staff roles and responsibilities, and clarifies the…
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The Case for Universal Basic Income

“For a long time, we assumed that the poor could not be trusted to make decisions for themselves," said Michael Faye, co-founder of…
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How These ‘Aunts’ Used Business to Raise a Generation of Nicaraguans

For more than 25 years, a group of merchant women dubbed Las Tías ("the aunts) have provided vocational training and other services to…
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4 Ways Nonprofits Should Market Employee-Matching Gifts

Need help getting your donors to submit matching-gift requests? Learn more about how to market matching-gift programs to your nonprofit's supporters and start…
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Zuckerberg and Chan’s Patient Approach to an Urgent Investment

Daniel Lurie, founder and CEO of Tipping Point Community, provides his perspective on Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's announcement to contribute 99 percent…
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What It Means to be a Responsible Tech Company

Throwing money at causes doesn’t solve problems, but it certainly helps. It takes a lot more than dollar signs, though, to create lasting…
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Zuckerberg Will Donate 99 Percent of Facebook Shares to Charitable Causes

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, recently announced that they would give 99 percent of their Facebook shares, worth more than…
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Millennials Are Changing Philanthropy

In Hong Kong, young investment portfolio managers form their own giving circles and learn how to be effective philanthropic investors.