Waiting. And Waiting.

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There’s an epidemic of deferred philanthropy in this country. What do I mean? Let’s imagine that your house is burning. Firefighters arrive on the scene, and they offer you three…
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The Few

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You may have seen this recent video on wealth inequality. It graphically shows how 40% of the nation’s financial assets are now owned by only 1% of the population. By…
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Power

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There are few places in public life where there is a greater imbalance of power than between a private foundation and a nonprofit grantee. I’m not saying that a foundation…
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Follow the Money

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It’s important to know how people get paid. Once you understand that, you can see how financial motivations affect their actions. (more…)
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A Trail Goes Cold

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So these two guys walk into a bar. Actually, I was one of them. It was the end of a conference in Minneapolis last fall, and I had to kill…
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