New York Times feature on philanthropy

US newspaper New York Times ran a feature on philanthropy in a recent edition of their magazine. “The Money Issue” theme includes the articles:

The Celebrity Solution

What can a Hollywood star really do to change the world a little?

What Makes People Give?

Fund-raisers swear that gimmicks like matching grants, challenge grants and rewards increase donations. But do they?

How Many Billionaires Does It Take to Fix a School System?

Five experts debate the new education philanthropy.

Self-Made Philanthropists

Herb and Marion Sandler are giving away their phenomenal wealth the same way they earned it — by calling the shots.

For Good, Measure

Foundations are increasingly using “metrics” to determine if their grants are working. But can you really measure the return-on-investment of giving to a cause?

All of the above articles can be read online at The New York Times Magazine: Giving It Away.

Apr. 01, 2008

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