Your Donation…Your Decision

Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s $400 million gift to Stanford University has the philanthropy police wagging their tongues again. They see these mega gifts to already rich institutions as donors’ ways of stroking their own […]

By |March 2nd, 2016|

Is Loyalty More Important than Capacity?

I love news stories like this one where an unsuspecting nonprofit organization receives a windfall estate gift from an unassuming donor or volunteer.  In this case, a public school teacher who had been a volunteer at […]

By |January 13th, 2016|

Philanthropy: The New Rx for Healthy Living?

The op-ed in the Christmas Eve edition of the New York Times described growing scientific evidence that giving is good for you.  Citing two separate studies, the writers claim that there appears to be a […]

By |December 28th, 2015|