“Philanthrocapitalism and facial hair”, tweeted Ian Wilhelm of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, in response to Matthew’s (@mattbish) tweet that he is helping to judge moustaches at tonight’s Movember party at Capitale in New York. It may seem unlikely, but Movember, which, as Rachel Sklar puts it, involves “your gentlemen friends sprouting wantonly on their upper […]
Tag: Chronicle of Philanthropy
Philanthropy Fat Cats?
So, the new CEO of the Gates Foundation, Jeff Raikes, is pulling down nearly a million dollars a year, according to a report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. This is bound to get a few people huffing and puffing, not least because Raikes is already apparently sitting on a pile of several hundred million dollars […]
A failure of ambition
“We may now be able to reconsider the basics of philanthropy,” argues William A. Schambra of the Hudson Institute, musing on the impact of the financial crisis in the Chronicle of Philanthropy “to remind ourselves that, after all is said and done, what foundations do best and most reliably is simply to make grants to worthwhile […]
The Grim Reaper’s Big Year
You thought 2008 was a bad year for giving, what with the lousy economy, and what not? Well, by one popular measure, you are wrong. It was much better than in 2007. Giving by major donors in the US doubled to more than $15 billion in 2008, from $7.3 billion the year before. Nine out of […]
One of the biggest differences between the non-profit and for-profit worlds is the lack of any significant mergers and acquisitions between non-profits. Starting a non-profit is easy; getting rid of an unnecessary or underperforming one is far harder than it ought to be. As a result, there is massive duplication of effort, excessive competition (especially […]
Talkin’ ’bout philanthrocapitalism
To read more about Philanthrocapitalism, there are interviews with us on the websites of Alliance Magazine and the Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription required). You can also watch Matthew’s discussion with Bill Clinton at the 92nd Street Y on Youtube .
Hope or hype?
The Chronicle of Philanthropy has just published an interview with us by Ian Wilhelm. The hot topic, of course, was the financial market meltdown and the impact on philanthropy, which was the subject of an article in the New York Times yesterday. We argued that, with a few exceptions, the rich are likely to come […]