By Tifany R. Boyles, Red Philanthropy I recently was at a party surrounded by women-led business owners. I mentioned that I was a philanthropic advisor and this intimate group of successful women responded with comments such as, “ugh, nonprofits are so frustrating,” and “philanthropy is nice” with a kind of verbal pat on the head…. Read more »
What are philanthropists looking for in 2021?
By Kaky Grant As we set our sights and pin our hopes on 2021, philanthropists are looking to the social sector to express their closely held values and solutions to the world’s most urgent problems. What are they looking for as they engage in their philanthropic endeavors this year? A curiosity about the stickiness of… Read more »
Philanthropy will never be the same after 2020; I argue it is changing for the better
By Kaky Grant COVID-19 and our country’s renewed focus on racial inequities have upended our conventional ways of living and ways in which we care for and interact with our communities. I am hearing inspiring stories of how families, friends, and colleagues are engaging in compelling conversations centered on what our world should and could… Read more »
Tainted money: The Theranos case
The demise of a Silicon Valley start-up called “Theranos” has renewed doubts about whether business and philanthropic purposes can really mix. Although nonprofits have long relied on payments for the services they provide or the goods they produce, critics have denounced the “marketization of the nonprofit sector” as having the potential to corrupt charities, causing… Read more »