New Study on Affluent Canadians and Philanthropy

December 16, 2013 Philanthropy

To mark National Philanthropy Day on November 15, BMO Harris Private Banking revealed the results of an online survey on the philanthropy of affluent Canadians.

New Research on Funders and Movement-Building from GEO

December 16, 2013 Philanthropy

Many Hands, More Impact synthesizes thought leadership and research on the role of philanthropy in supporting movements and shares the experiences (both positive and challenging) of grantmakers engaged in movement building as a strategy to grow impact.

An Update on U.S Foundations

November 21, 2013 Philanthropy

According to Key Facts on U.S. Foundations, the US Foundation Center’s new annual research study, in 2011 the 81,777 foundations in the United States held $622 billion in assets and distributed $49 billion, an amount estimated to have reached $50.9 billion in 2012.

The Overhead Myth

September 16, 2013 Newsletter September 2013, Philanthropy

In a mid-summer blog post, Andrew Watt of the Association of Fundraising Professionals drew attention to the conversation going on this summer about overhead cost ratios and their ineffectiveness as measures of charitable impact.

Best to Invest?

September 16, 2013 Newsletter September 2013, Philanthropy

A new guide from New Philanthropy Capital, Best To Invest? helps funders think through the benefits and risks of social investment, and how to decide if it is for them.