Much of what we learn comes through personal experience. But there’s also much to be learned from others. Here’s a selection of articles and essays we have read recently that can teach you more about philanthropy.
- The Cliff of Unintended Consequences: The nonprofit sector does an absolutely dismal job of talent development — from start to finish — making little effort to recruit, retain, or retire people gracefully. What can be done? Read.
- Working together for Common Purpose: The first national study of family philanthropy through the family office explores the relationship between family offices and family philanthropy, identifying common themes for both success and failure. Here’s where to download (for free) the full report or executive summary. Read.
- Yes, Gawker, ‘The Good Rich’ do Exist: Does the very fact that we have a system that allows vast economic inequality hurt us all more than all of the billionaires’ philanthropy will ever help us? We provide the answer. Read.
- Positive Leadership Transitions to the Next Generation: Families with foundations need to take succession issues as seriously as they take estate planning and drafting wills. Check out these options for positive transitions in leadership to the next generation. Read.
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