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.
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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