Category Archives: Data

What You Need to Know about the Loneliness Epidemic and Philanthropy

What You Need to Know about the Loneliness Epidemic and Philanthropy

One cause that does not receive a lot of attention from philanthropists is mental health. Under that umbrella, social isolation has emerged as a new focus of some donors, even if most of the larger grantmakers continue to ignore the issue. Researchers have accumulated a significant amount of data showing how much loneliness impacts health.… Continue Reading

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: The Search for a New CIO

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: The Search for a New CIO

The billionaire founder of Facebook Inc. Mark Zuckerberg, along with Dr. Priscilla Chan, his wife, recently announced that they are on the hunt for a chief investment officer (CIO) who will manage more than $10 billion in philanthropic contributions through their LLC, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The organization has brought on Yale University’s longtime CIO… Continue Reading

6 of the Ways Nonprofits Can Demonstrate a Commitment to Transparency

6 of the Ways Nonprofits Can Demonstrate a Commitment to Transparency

When vetting a nonprofit that you are thinking about donating to, it is important to think about transparency. When nonprofits operate transparently, they build trust with the people supporting them. Legally, nonprofits have to disclose certain information to the public and board members must have access to financials to fulfill their role. Ideally, a nonprofit’s… Continue Reading

What Are Some of the Key Steps Involved in Starting Your Own Charity?

What Are Some of the Key Steps Involved in Starting Your Own Charity?

Choosing the right charity can be difficult, especially if no nonprofit seems to tackle a problem from the right angle or use the right strategies. Instead of settling and supporting an organization that does not exactly align with your expectations, you may want to consider creating your own charity. Establishing a charity allows people to… Continue Reading

This Tool Makes Philanthropists Think about Their Impact

This Tool Makes Philanthropists Think about Their Impact

One of the emerging trends in philanthropy is a push to hold donors more accountable for the impact that they make through their funding decisions. This trend was solidified by the introduction of Philamplify a few years ago. An initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), Philamplify provides critical feedback to select foundations… Continue Reading

Charitable Foundations Studying Social Data – What You Need to Know

Charitable Foundations Studying Social Data – What You Need to Know

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the social media giant Facebook, recently appeared before Congress to talk about Cambridge Analytica and its exploitation of social data on Facebook. While this event has raised a lot of anxiety about data security, it has also triggered philanthropists to focus more on data security. This focus has culminated in the… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about Philanthropy Cloud

Recently, the nonprofit arm of Salesforce, which is known as Salesforce.org, joined forces with the United Way to create a fundamental change in corporate philanthropy. Many companies across the nation offer to match the donations that their employees make to charitable causes. Typically, the process involves employees filling out a form that identifies a recipient… Continue Reading

7 Surprising Philanthropy Trends to Watch for in 2018

7 Surprising Philanthropy Trends to Watch for in 2018

The field of philanthropy has changed a great deal over the past couple of decades. Whereas major foundations once dominated giving, individuals are now making bigger contributions, due in part to the increasing number of billionaires in the early 2000s. Most recently, things have begun to change at an exponential rate, with many social issues… Continue Reading