Keeping Up to Date on Your Giving Capacity

Keeping Up to Date on Your Giving Capacity

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it because I know it to be unambiguously true, and because I think potential donors always need to hear it: when we know we can do more to make an impact, we want to do more. But, how do we figure that out? It starts with...
Philanthropically Funding the Arts, Pt. 2

Philanthropically Funding the Arts, Pt. 2

When funding the arts, tangible feedback is difficult to ascertain aside from naming a theatre, etc. As such, it keeps donors away. They feel like their money can make a bigger impact in other areas. That’s fine and likely true. Another major criticism of arts funding...
Environmental Philanthropy, Pt. 2

Environmental Philanthropy, Pt. 2

In part one, we examined what makes environmental philanthropy quite different from the causes we’re most accustomed to supporting. The micro-causes within causes and the need for widespread support at the community level create challenges that many other nonprofits...
Environmental Philanthropy, Pt. 1

Environmental Philanthropy, Pt. 1

Traditionally, when we think of philanthropy it’s in silos, all funneling top-down to a particular cause. The function serves established causes that have infrastructures already in place to (hopefully) rightly allocate the funding to scientists that are researching a...