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The $30 million question

I’ve just heard a story of a major nonprofit organization that receives tens of millions of dollars annually from a single donor – around half of its operating budget – but is laying off staff because they don’t have enough unrestricted operating cash. 412 more words


The Down Low on Charity Overhead.

One day in second year, in an Accounting for Development Agents class, my professor showed us a TedTalk that shaped my perspective on profit, giving, and charities. 661 more words

Are your donations wasted?

You have made cash donations to charities. You have probably thought about how those nonprofits are spending the dollars you give. But you trust them to use your donation wisely (otherwise you probably would not have given). 596 more words

Business Philosophy

13 Easy Tips for Better Storytelling, Content Marketing

What’s the difference between a story and a narrative?

Between a story and information?

And what does it mean to run #LikeAGirl?

Such were the questions about 300 content marketers, storytellers and other media pros discussed last week at a conference I attended in Boston. 643 more words

Social Media

Finding the Right Charity to Support

How do you go about choosing what charities or non-profits to support? At the very least, you should choose a charity that deals with issues you’re concerned about–people worried about the environment should choose green charities, people more concerned with women’s issues should choose charities that focus on women’s rights, and so on. 298 more words


Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong


Daniel Pallotta is an American entrepreneur, author, and humanitarian activist


People question the role of charities compared to business. Business will definitely lift the standards in the developing world, but will always leave gaps – people that it can’t support. 788 more words