Category Archives: Prize Philanthropy

Tactical Philanthropy Podcast: Alberto Ibarguen

Today’s podcast interview is with Alberto Ibarguen, the CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Knight Foundation has its roots in the newspaper business and today makes grants that transform journalism and communities. Alberto was publisher of the Miami Herald before he joined the foundation in 2005. During the interview, Alberto […]

Social Edge: The Global Social Benefit Incubator

Social Edge is a fantastic program from the Skoll Foundation. “By Social Entrepreneurs for Social Entrepreneurs”, Social Edge is a global online community where social entrepreneurs and other practitioners of the social benefit sector connect to network, learn, inspire and share resources. The site has some great blogs, discussion forums and resources for social entrepreneurs. […]

New York Times Giving Section

I never got around to commenting on the NY Times Giving Section. As always it was full of a ton of interesting articles, notable Stephanie Strom on the trend towards foundations “spending down” rather than existing forever, an overview of blogs effect on fundraising citing GiveWell, The Agitator and Trent Stamp (and a list of […]

And The Winner Is…

Surprise, surprise, the post $500 For Your Nonprofit won, no… absolutely dominated, the One Post Challenge. Regarding whether the post actually furthered the online philanthropy conversation, I will note that a number of people who were drawn to Tactical Philanthropy to vote for their charity stuck around and commented on other posts. Without further ado […]

Impact Through Inspiration

This entry to the One Post Challenge comes from Rich Polt. Rich is president of Louder Than Words, a Boston-based PR agency that works with foundations, nonprofits, and mission driven businesses. When he’s not communicating good for his clients, he can be found with his family, on his bike, or with the NY Times crossword […]

Prize Philanthropy Part II

Holden Karnofsky responds to my Prize Philanthropy post: I think a prize makes the most sense when the terms are crystal clear and all competitors know exactly what they’re aiming for – as is the case for all the examples you cite. A prize for "innovation" – without clear terms for what this means – […]