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Leap of Reason: What Nonprofit Leaders Should Know About Impact and Funders
By Tom Watson on November 14, 2011 | No Comment
Leap of Reason: What Nonprofit Leaders Should Know About Impact and Funders

I’m a story teller by nature and by vocation, so I shivered a little bit when I read this sentence in Mario Morino’s excellent Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity, …

Economic Challenges Persist for Nonprofits: New Report Recommends Action for Organizations
By Brian Crimmins on October 14, 2011 | No Comment
Economic Challenges Persist for Nonprofits: New Report Recommends Action for Organizations

It is unanimous that the recession was felt deeply and widely, and unfortunately we continue to feel those effects.  There is no crystal ball that can tell us when our economy will return to a …

Free Seminar/Report on Public Finance Crisis for Nonprofits
By Susan Carey Dempsey on October 13, 2011 | No Comment
Free Seminar/Report on Public Finance Crisis for Nonprofits

Our onPhilanthropy readers are invited to a Seminar / Live Webinar – The Public Finance Crisis: Can Philanthropy Shoulder the Burden?
There is still time to register for Tuesday’s seminar and live webinar hosted by onPhilanthropy …

Financing Human Services: Philanthropy Finds a New Role
By Raissa Smorol on July 13, 2011 | No Comment
Financing Human Services: Philanthropy Finds a New Role

Following the worst economic downturn in recent history, the human services funding landscape is shifting. For those organizations largely dependent on government support, the situation can be difficult as local municipalities, states and the Federal …

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 …

What Does 2011 Hold for Nonprofits?
By Susan Carey Dempsey on January 19, 2011 | One Comment
What Does 2011 Hold for Nonprofits?

The business of making predictions is always chancy, and many of us are reeling from the news that the daily horoscopes we’ve lived by – admit it – are based on zodiac signs that were …

For Your Summer Reading List, Salient Points on Strategic Giving
By Susan Carey Dempsey on July 26, 2010 | One Comment
For Your Summer Reading List, Salient Points on Strategic Giving

In between reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire, I picked up a new volume that reawakened my appreciation of the field in which we spend our working …

Buffett to Ultra-rich: Meet Me Halfway
By Susan Carey Dempsey on June 18, 2010 | One Comment
Buffett to Ultra-rich: Meet Me Halfway

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This week’s blockbuster $600 billion philanthropic challenge from Warren Buffett has made headlines, but it’s a story that’s been building behind the scenes for several years. As reported in Fortune this week by …

Philanthropy’s Double Dip: Giving Numbers Tumble for Second Straight Year
By Tom Watson on June 10, 2010 | 7 Comments
Philanthropy’s Double Dip: Giving Numbers Tumble for Second Straight Year

Giving in the U.S. dropped for the second straight year in 2009, reflecting the depth of the American recession, and a slight drop in individual giving but a steep decline in foundation philanthropy. The annual …

Measuring the Impact of International Partnerships
By Susan Carey Dempsey on April 28, 2010 | No Comment

As the keynote speaker at a conference on partnerships convened at the UN, Jason Saul paid respect to the recent emphasis on measurement and outcomes. But in seeking to solve social problems, he stressed, businesses …

Revenue Diversity and Donor Demands
By Tom Watson on April 13, 2010 | No Comment

Dr. Susan Raymond discusses trends in philanthropy at the AFP conference.
Dr. Susan Raymond – 2010 AFP Conference from CW Interactive Services on Vimeo.

The CauseWired Roundup
By Tom Watson on February 12, 2009 | No Comment

onPhilanthropy: Articles: In Tough Times, It's Time to Step Up
Susan Carey Dempsey: "A hopeful sign for philanthropy is that those who are making the biggest mark in the field are using their recognition to encourage …

The CauseWired Roundup
By Tom Watson on January 28, 2009 | No Comment

onPhilanthropy.com – The Stimulus and Philanthropy: Meaning Beyond Money
An important post by Dr. Susan Raymond: “Estimates vary, but the last 18 months have seen something on the order of $10 trillion in disappeared assets in …

CauseWired on Leading Podcast: How Nonprofits Can Use the Web to Create Real Causes
By Tom Watson on January 13, 2009 | No Comment

Corey Pudhorodsky has been producing the excellent 501c3cast, which deals with a wide range of issues in philanthropy and nonprofit management, since 2005 – and this week, I was honored to be his special guest …

Cause UnWired
By Tom Watson on December 23, 2008 | No Comment

Today’s New York Times has a wonderful column about peer-to-peer philanthropy: an effort in Ohio to provide targeted aid in response to requests from needy folks needing a little assistance over the holidays in very …

Mark Your Calendars: Live Chronicle Discussion
By Tom Watson on December 11, 2008 | One Comment

Next Tuesday I’ll be hosting a live lunchtime discussion online for the Chronicle of Philanthropy as part of their terrific Chronicle Live series. The “talk” gets underway at noon EST at the Live site. We’ll …

Live From New York…It's CauseWired!
By Tom Watson on March 9, 2008 | No Comment

We’re rolling out CauseWired in panel discussion form at the fifth annual Summit onPhilanthropy in New York on Tuesday. Joining me to discuss the topic (what else?) “CauseWired: Plugging In, Getting Involved, Changing the World” …

Has Philanthropy Abandoned the Needy?
By Tom Watson on May 9, 2007 | No Comment
Has Philanthropy Abandoned the Needy?

A recent study, commissioned by Google.org and conducted by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, claims that less than a third of tax-deductible donations are targeted at those in need. The resulting “charity gap” reflects a propensity for Americans to disconnect their giving from true charity. The conclusion is that, while all giving is to be admired, American philanthropy is not positioned to make a real difference on the societal commons.

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