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Is a Fair Tax the Key to the Kingdom?

Here’s the thing. If we reset to a fair tax (a tax on consumption only) and abolished ALL OTHER TAXES (including tarrifs) this in and of itself would force the reforms on government that I believe to be necessary. 332 more words

This is the smartest, ballsiest response I’ve seen to the omnipresent nonsense about how what’s wrong with philanthropy and charity is that they’re too soft-hearted and how all the problems of the world could be solved if they were just more rigorous and did their “due diligence” and brought other failed concepts and consultant buzzwords over from the for-profit sector. 9 more words


Another place to hear from the Nonprofiteer

The Nonprofiteer has begun tweeting under the name of KellyNFP.  (A.A.Milne: “Winnie the Pooh lived in the forest under the name of Sanders.”  “What does that mean?” asked Christopher Robin.  39 more words


In other words

Another day, another idiotic Top 5 list, this one purporting to identify marketing trends in philanthropy. As it turns out, the list actually identifies what its author believes to be methods of fostering planned giving. 272 more words


What Price Democracy?

There’s an old joke about a man who asks a woman to sleep with him for $1 million. She agrees, whereupon he asks her to sleep with him for $1. 517 more words


What’s Revolutionary about Afterschool?

I recently traveled to Chicago and spoke at the All Stars Project of Chicago’s annual Partners with Youth Benefit Luncheon at The Standard Club. Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the All Stars in Chicago, the benefit was attended by over 300 business leaders and philanthropists and raised $375,000 for All Stars’ afterschool programs. 867 more words


What is the Distinction between Learning and Development?

The All Stars Project (ASP) held its national gala benefit entitled, Big Builders for Young People, on Monday, May 7, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.  312 more words