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Komen Stumbles, Recovers…Can the Damage be Undone?
By Susan Carey Dempsey on February 3, 2012 | No Comment
Komen Stumbles, Recovers…Can the Damage be Undone?

Among members of the philanthropic, political and healthcare sectors, a loud snap was distinctly heard today, as the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation suffered a sharp case of whiplash. In a statement this …

New York Charities May Soon Face Unfriendly AG Audits
By Jonathan Gudema Esq. on January 17, 2012 | No Comment
New York Charities May Soon Face Unfriendly AG Audits

New York State’s Attorney General has made it clear that nonprofit organizations need to show good-faith compliance with NYPMIFA or face serious consequences.

UN Women: Power and Leadership
By Ayca Ariyoruk on December 7, 2011 | No Comment
UN Women: Power and Leadership

In a recent issue, onPhilanthropy carried the first part of an article based on an interview with Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile and now head of UN Women. In Part 2, Bachelet talks to …

An End to AIDS: Keep Eyes on the Prize
By Susan Carey Dempsey on December 1, 2011 | No Comment
An End to AIDS: Keep Eyes on the Prize

The landscape on this World AIDS Day is an unlikely constellation formed by a diversity of players, transformative scientific research, and persistent chipping away at seemingly intractable obstacles. Appearing today at George Washington University in …

#OccupyWallStreet, Philanthropy, and Organizing Causes
By Tom Watson on October 16, 2011 | No Comment
#OccupyWallStreet, Philanthropy, and Organizing Causes

Occupy Wall Street, the angry and widespread protest collective that has moved well beyond Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan, is a month old this week. For those of us who work in the nonprofit and …

CGI Mobilizes Emergency Response to Horn of Africa
By Susan Carey Dempsey on September 22, 2011 | No Comment
CGI Mobilizes Emergency Response to Horn of Africa

The specter of growing famine on the Horn of Africa impelled a group of humanitarian organizations and corporations to hold a joint press conference at CGI this morning to announce a multi-pronged response in the …

Hold the Chocolates – Make a Difference for Mother’s Day
By Susan Carey Dempsey on May 5, 2011 | No Comment
Hold the Chocolates – Make a Difference for Mother’s Day

In a room filled with designer-clad women balancing on Jimmy Choo stilettos, one man stood quietly to the side, talking about children who had no shoes. “When the tornados struck in Alabama,” explained Mark Shriver, …

New Lead Trust Opportunities Created by Tax Relief Act?
By Jonathan Gudema Esq. on March 28, 2011 | One Comment
New Lead Trust Opportunities Created by Tax Relief Act?

 Among all of the variables created by the Tax Relief Act of 2010, one yet to be addressed in this blog is a much improved environment for Charitable Lead Trusts.
Normally, I cringe at hearing anyone …

Philanthropic Response Evolves As Japanese Crisis Deepens
By Susan Carey Dempsey on March 28, 2011 | No Comment
Philanthropic Response Evolves As Japanese Crisis Deepens

It is a sad truth that the global community has experienced so many devastating humanitarian catastrophes in recent years that it has become well understood that the best way to help immediately is to donate cash …

Listening to the Women of Egypt
By Susan Carey Dempsey on February 11, 2011 | One Comment
Listening to the Women of Egypt

It was a fortunate accident of timing that I was reading Stacy Schiff’s fascinating biography of Cleopatra at just the time that the Tahrir Square revolution was unfolding. As Schiff describes it, the Egypt of …

Invest in Egypt’s Courageous Youth
By Susan U. Raymond on February 11, 2011 | One Comment
Invest in Egypt’s Courageous Youth

Egypt is my second home.  I have walked Tahrir and its streets so many times as a student and then as a professional. I know every building I have seen on television. So many memories …

Forging Past Frustration in Haiti
By Susan Carey Dempsey on January 15, 2011 | No Comment

One word rings like a relentless knell through the reports of progress on the one-year anniversary of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake: frustration. In the immediate aftermath of the quake, many leaders who had been actively involved …

Pablo Eisenberg: Unintended Consequences of Giving Pledge’s Good Intentions
By Pablo Eisenberg on January 11, 2011 | 7 Comments
Pablo Eisenberg: Unintended Consequences of Giving Pledge’s Good Intentions

Surveys and research have indicated that very wealthy donors, those giving over $1 million a year, donate almost all their money to universities and colleges, hospitals and medical schools, and museums and art institutions. Only a …

Craigslist, Corporate Revenues, and Charitable Intent
By Tom Watson on May 4, 2010 | One Comment
Craigslist, Corporate Revenues, and Charitable Intent

Quite the intense philanthropic discussion around Craigslist, the popular and vast online classified network founded by Craig Newmark more than a decade ago: The New York Times reports the founding of the Craigslist Charitable Fund, …

onPhilanthropy’s Latest List of Orgs in Haiti
By Susan Carey Dempsey on January 18, 2010 | No Comment

We've updated our list of organizations who have long been working on the ground in Haiti. We encourage our readers to visit the NGO's websites to learn how they are coordinating their existing programs with …

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