Are Donor-Advised Funds Good for Nonprofits?

Are Donor-Advised Funds Good for Nonprofits?

Daniel Hemel, Joseph Bankman, Paul Brest September 28, 2020

Critics claim that DAFs unduly postpone funds needed by charities, but a policy lab at Stanford Law School suggests the giving vehicle offers benefits that may outweigh its costs....

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Commentary and opinion

Leading and succeeding during a crisis

Leading and succeeding during a crisis

Brandon Black, Elizabeth Fields September 24, 2020

The COO of the Gary Sinise Foundation writes that working to address the ongoing crises at both the individual and organizational levels has reinforced what she learned after 9/11 — the values of collaboration and personal empowerment and the need to ground her actions in empathy — and to ask: How can I fulfill my duties and help my colleagues be successful?...

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The Rise Prize: Fostering Innovation to Support Student Parents
September 28, 2020
Efforts to support college students who are also parents need to provide flexible wraparound services tailored to their multifaceted identities, a report from Imaginable Futures and the Lumina Foundation finds. The report, The Rise Prize: Fostering Innovation to Support Student Parents (20 pages, PDF), offers key takeaways from the selection...
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Mark Zuckerman, President, The Century Foundation
June 5, 2019

PND spoke with Zuckerman about changes in the way TCF approaches its work, the organization's efforts to advance a progressive policy agenda, and the meaning of the 2018 midterm elections....

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NPO spotlight

Shadhika Project

Shadhika Project

September 28, 2020

Founded in 1992, Shadhika works to advance the empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of young women in India by supporting women-led nonprofits in India and building a framework for equal access to economic and educational opportunities....

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On the web

Global Safety Net
September 24, 2020

More than two years in development, the Global Safety Net bills itself as the first global-scale analysis of land areas requiring protection to solve the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change....

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Off the shelf

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

David Wallace-Wells (New York, New York: Tim Duggan Books, 2019)
September 24, 2020

Izzy Nesci, a former intern in the Insights department at Candid, writes that Wallace-Wells provides an utterly disturbing picture of the many ways in which global warming will transform every aspect of life on the planet — changes likely to lead to untold human suffering and quite possibly the extinction of our species — and urges readers to snap out of their uneasy complacency....

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