Category Archives: Resources

Phil Cubeta Joins The American College

I missed this news from a month ago and wanted to mention it now. Phil Cubeta, who blogs at Gift Hub, has been named the new Sallie B. and William B. Wallace Chair in Philanthropy at The American College. The purpose of the chair is to raise the overall level of charitable giving by educating […]

GiveWell in the Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune has a long article about GiveWell on the front page of their business section today. I’m amazed. It is really wonderful to see an innovative startup like GiveWell get written up in the mainstream press.

All The Links That Are Fit To Click

The coolest part of the newly redesigned Tactical Philanthropy is nothing that I write. The coolest thing is the new feeds of blog posts, news stories, videos and opinions that reside in the far right column. If you’re reading this in a feedreader or via email, click here to come see the actual site and […]

Foundation Center Blog

The Foundation Center has been publishing Philanthropy News Digest for some time. Now they’ve launched a blog called PhilanTopic. Recent posts have discussed the Giving Carnival, Stephanie Strom’s controversial article about the tax breaks for charitable gifts, and the impact of 9/11 on philanthropy. Check it out.

Top Five Ways to Know Everything About Philanthropy

Philanthropy is changing fast. We’re use to technology changing fast, and business, and politics. But philanthropy? The philanthropic sector began seeing an increase in the rate of change during the 1990’s, fueled by for-profit entities entering the field and the emerging influence of the internet. Things came to a head in the early part of […]

Philanthropy Radio on NPR Member Station

National Public Radio member station WXEL has a show called Fundraising Success. Since they launched a couple of months ago, they have featured Peter Panepento of the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Give & Take blog talking about various philanthropy and nonprofit blogs. This week, Peter brought me on the show to talk about Tactical Philanthropy. You […]

Tactical Philanthropy Podcast: Clara Miller

Launch Podcast Today’s interview is with Clara Miller. Clara is president and CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund. NFF helps nonprofits match their passion and dedication with financial strength and sustainability. They provide impartial analysis, and flexible, frequently unsecured financing that nonprofits typically can’t get from other sources. Clara was voted one of 2006’s Power and […]

Keeping the Discussion Going

The moderator of almost every session I’ve attended here in Seattle has begun by saying that they really wanted the session to be discussion rather than just having speakers talk at the crowd. All 100+ people in the room would nod their heads and then a traditional conference format unfolded with a Q&A at the […]

Demonstrating Impact: Philanthropy’s Urgent Call to Action

Before I came to Seattle, I told my readers that they could assign me to cover the sessions they found most interesting. Holden Karnofsky, whose project GiveWell he refers to as The World’s First Transparent Grankmaker, dropped me the following note: To me [Demonstrating Impact: How Foundations Can Show Their Value] is the one that […]

Clara Miller

Clara Miller is the CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund. On Wednesday, I’ll be releasing a podcast interview I recorded with her a couple weeks ago. Yesterday she sat on a panel with Nancy Roob, president of The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation to discuss “Linking Money to Mission: Structuring Your Grants to Promote Grantee Performance”. This […]