Revealing Risk in Philanthropy – bonus content

Revealing Risk in Philanthropy – bonus content

After I researched and wrote about risk in philanthropy, I’ve inevitably been affected by Frequency Illusion. In this decision-making bias, an idea or term that has recently come to one's attention suddenly seems to appear with improbable frequency shortly afterwards. So, as “bonus content” to my previous posts and the piece I wrote for the [...]

A Profusion of Philanthropic Prognostication

The turn of the calendar to a new year inevitably brings a slew of predictions for what the new year will hold. The philanthropy and nonprofit sectors aren’t immune to the pull of the prognosticating pundit. In the past 30 days, I’ve read these pieces (in approximate chronological order): Blueprint 2016 – Lucy Bernholz’s annual [...]

Philanthropy in all of its Humanness

The only bond worth anything between human beings is their humanness. – Jesse Owens The April 2015 issue of the Chronicle of Philanthropy provided an interesting study in contrasting approaches to giving and fundraising. The Chronicle covered the release of ethicist Peter Singer’s new book The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is [...]