Global Giving ran a fascinating studying showing how important it is to listen to the input of beneficiaries. In the study, only 1 of 65 experts correctly identified in advance what aid beneficiaries would say was most important to them.
Sean Stannard-Stockton is the president and chief investment officer of Ensemble Capital Management, located in Burlingame, CA, midway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. From 2006 through 2012, Sean authored the Tactical Philanthropy blog and wrote regular philanthropy columns for both the Financial Times and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. In 2012, Sean officially ended the blog to focus on growing Ensemble Capital.READ MORE »