Tag Archives | Philanthropy

The Future of the Internet Might Hinge on This Bet

from Medium Humans are driven by metaphors. We can’t help it. “Internet access is like electricity,” we say, and that leads to a host of other mental images: standard plugs for a wealth of devices, warm light against a dark frozen landscape, the burdens of life made more bearable. The warring metaphor now is “the […]

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How To Navigate The Tricky But Rewarding Path To Starting A Nonprofit

from Fast Company My philanthropic passions stemmed from watching a 60 Minutes segment on El Sistema, an orchestral program in Caracas, Venezuela, where they took underprivileged youth and taught them music. As a trained concert pianist, I knew firsthand the impact music had in my self-discovery and personal development. I felt fortunate that my family had resources […]

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For the Love of Money

from NYTs IN my last year on Wall Street my bonus was $3.6 million — and I was angry because it wasn’t big enough. I was 30 years old, had no children to raise, no debts to pay, no philanthropic goal in mind. I wanted more money for exactly the same reason an alcoholic needs […]

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16 Tycoons Agree to Give Away Fortunes

from WSJ The billionaire founder of social network Facebook Inc. has agreed to give the majority of his wealth to charity, part of a broader group of rich entrepreneurs committing to philanthropy earlier in their lives. Mark Zuckerberg has signed onto the “Giving Pledge,” which asks its signatories to commit publicly to give away the […]

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Nonprofit Millionaires

from Forbes When we hear “nonprofit,” most of us imagine an organization filled with the ultimate do-gooders: those angelic advocates who are willing to sacrifice their own financial gain to serve a noble cause. If you’ve ever worked for a nonprofit, you know first-hand that every red cent is closely monitored. Nonprofit workers often struggle […]

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Re-engineering Google.org

from Forbes Google.org, the philanthropic arm of search giant Google, is changing its executive leadership in a move designed to more closely align the two organizations. In an announcement late Monday, the company said that Google.org director Lawrence “Larry” Brilliant would become Google’s (nasdaq: GOOG – news – people ) Chief Philanthropy Evangelist, and Megan […]

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The Incredible Morphing Nonprofit

from Forbes Perhaps nothing captures San Diego “nonprofit entrepreneur” Roger Chapin’s long and curious career better than a single nonprofit corporation he began in Washington, D.C., during Ronald Reagan’s first term. Launched to advocate fiscal prudence, Let’s Beat Deficits later became an anti-substance abuse outfit called Project Drug Free, then a youth achievement organization dubbed […]

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Leadership Emergency?

from Forbes When the American Red Cross ousted CEO Mark Everson last week for engaging in an “inappropriate relationship” with one of his subordinates, it became one of the few high-profile organizations to go through five leaders in less than a decade (eight years to be exact). While the Red Cross’ turnover is noteworthy, churn […]

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CEOs See Return On Investment

from Forbes For modern corporate leaders, promoting a business culture of doing good is as much about doing it because it’s right, as it is because philanthropy is an investment. “And corporate leaders are in the best position to communicate that investment to employees, stockholders, customers and the community in general,” said Charles Moore, executive […]

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Private Foundations For the Common Man

from WaPo In the late 1980s, Constance Lane and her brother, Landon, faced a difficult decision. The furniture business founded by their grandfather had been sold. The deal had given them stock in the new owner, but an attempted hostile takeover of that company had driven up the value of their holdings, at least temporarily, […]

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