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Old Tools, Revolutionary Results

February 7, 2017

Using only the traditional tactics of standard philanthropy, the Revson Foundation helped New York City’s struggling branch libraries regain support from City Hall and begin rebuilding their crumbling infrastructure.

 

Rhyme and Reason in Philanthropy: How Should Donors Choose?

November 29, 2016

Should philanthropists follow the guidance of Duke Prof. Joel Fleishman and his co-author Tom Tierney, in the 2011 book Give Smart, and devote their giving to the causes that most move their hearts? Or should they emulate Facebook billionaires Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz, who select their charitable targets with cerebral dispassion, assessing how many people will benefit from any given contribution, how great and lasting the benefit might be relative to the cost, and how much risk of failure they will confront along the way. 

Do Time Limits Add Value? How Would We Know?

November 4, 2016

Some people believe that philanthropy produces more value when it operates under a deadline. But testing that proposition is a lot harder than it sounds. Here’s a way to frame the question.

Events

Oct 05

Rip Rapson
President and CEO
The Kresge Foundation

Jan 25

Julia Stasch
President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

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