Religious Group Starts Research Effort to Show Donors Results – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Evidence-based religion? The American Bible Society has vowed to stop supporting “underperforming ministries” and says that their new emphasis on results is helping with donors. Looks to me like they are using a rigorous approach while maintaining moral clarity.
Hudson Institute > Reclaiming the Moral Life
If you are in the DC area and you’re interested in the the speech by Gara LaMarche that I wrote about today, you should check out this Hudson Center discussion on the topic featuring Gara, Leslie Lenkowsky, Maya Wiley, Phil Buchanan and Bill Schambra .
How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish? | Beth’s Blog
Paul Connolly writes about a new study of Packard Foundation grants that finds that funding nonprofit development activities (teaching them to fish rather than giving them a fish) is not as effective long term as funding organizational effectiveness issues.
Silicon Valley’s status symbols look different – latimes.com
Young tech millionaires are turning first to philanthropy and social causes before thinking about how to spend their new found money. While this may not be universal behavior, I do think that it is evidence of the shifting cultural expectations around wealth and philanthropy.
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