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Catalytic Philanthropy or a Recipe for Failure?

Grand Challenges” is the phrase Bill Gates uses to describe his approach to some of the world’s largest health problems, but taking a flyer on a problem by throwing a lot of money at it can have unanticipated conseq [More...]
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Foundations Working Together on Interfaith Cooperation

JFN is among the organizations part of a new affinity group focused on interfaith matters. [More...]
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A Better Way to Give

Private foundations are sitting on $600 billion, an amount that law professor Ray Madoff says justifies a revamp of federal tax rules in order to encourage more giving. [More...]
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Middle-Class More Generous as Wealthy Give Smaller Percentage of Income to Charity

The Chronicle of Philanthropy examined IRS data to find out who was giving where and how much. [More...]
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Opportunities and Challenges for Family Philanthropy

No matter how well they are run, family foundations will experience change and transitions; the key is knowing how to manage them and ensure the foundation doesn't lose its focus. [More...]