Invest & Give

Most of the time I write about positive trends and stories in the philanthropy space. This time I am writing about a failure. I am not writing this to doubt or to criticize people trying something new and different, but to applaud them and to learn from them. Perhaps...

Charity and Philanthropy are Different

In case you haven’t noticed, I cannot get enough of The Giving Pledge initiative. There are now 40 publicly made pledges to commit substantial wealth to philanthropy. I have poured through these very personal pledge letters. They are genuine, thoughtful and full...

Giving While Living

Atlantic Philanthropies recently released a fantastic report called, “Turning Passion Into Action: Giving While Living.” The report includes profiles of 11, diverse philanthropists who are actively engaged and giving generously during their lifetimes. The...

Maximum Impact Philanthropy

I just read a good article in Private Wealth magazine written by Jan Alexander called, “Maximum Impact Philanthropy.” The crux of the article is that wealthy families are still giving, but they have gone in one of two directions: 1) reduced their annual...