E-Philanthropy

‘Godmother’ of Fashion Takes on a Philanthropic State of Mind
June 28, 2017 at 11:46 am

Does the name Diane von Furstenberg ring a bell? Most known for her elegant fashion designs and hefty price tags, the Belgium-born American fashion designer turned in her creative director role last year to Jonathan Saunders and is entering her next phase of life with a philanthropic state of mind...

5 Organizations Redefining Philanthropy
May 2, 2017 at 1:05 am

We recently entered the fourth phase of the corporation. First, in the 1920s Alfred Sloan created the concept of the corporation with General Motors; second, in the 1950s Peter Drucker codified the discipline of management; third, in the 1980s Japanese introduced team and quality. And now we are in the fourth phase—the epoch of integrating…

5 Myths of Evergreen Philanthropy: Part 5
April 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm

Just as many nonprofit organizations have one-size-fits-all fundraising appeals, they also tend to treat all their donors the same. “What’s wrong with that?” you say. “Are they supposed to give the big guys special treatment?” Well, yes—and no...

Culture of Philanthropy: Are You Ready?
March 15, 2017 at 3:45 pm

More and more often, we hear this catchy phrase "culture of philanthropy" and how essential it is to high levels of nonprofit fundraising success. Having worked as a staffer for many years, I’m a firm believer. If you want to raise more money and retain more donors, start by looking at your collective mindset toward philanthropy—a culture shift doesn’t start with strategy...

Someone Donated $1M to Fund New York Times Subscriptions for Students
March 10, 2017 at 1:53 pm

An anonymous donor contributed $1 million to a pool that will fund free access to NYTimes.com for students across the U.S., the New York Times said in a press release. The $1 million donation was one of more than 15,000 collected by NYT since it launched its "Sponsor a Subscription" program on Feb. 3. Besides news…

Is Bitcoin the Currency of the Future?
March 3, 2017 at 11:33 am

In our digitally dependent era, there are various ways to donate funds online. A donor can make a donation through their smartphone faster than we can count to 10. Technological innovation is at its peak right now, and we think it’s going to continue to grow and grow—rapidly, too. Included in the countless forms of online payments are bitcoins. What are do you think? Is bitcoin the currency of the future?...