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Philgorithms: Two Examples of Data Mapping to Guide Donor Decisions

As COVID accelerates innovative uses of AI in many areas, we are also seeing more development of AI-powered data mapping tools for philanthropic advising and to support donor investment decisions.  In our report, Unlocking Generosity with Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Giving (ai4giving), Allison Fine and I identified examples of where the algorithms and data are used to provide recommendations for philanthropic investment – whether everyday donors, program officers, or major donors. … Read More

Future of Giving: Coordination, Donor Retention & Artificial Intelligence

spark and honey: Future of Giving Report

This report explores the question: What are the cultural shifts impacting the future of giving, and what are the critical implications and opportunities for individuals and organization now and in the future?   It is a collaboration between sparks & honey, a business strategy firm and the Morgridge Family Foundation.Read More

What Donors Want – Fundraising Advice Straight from the Donor’s Mouth

What Donors Want – Fundraising Advice Straight from the Donor’s Mouth – Guest Post by Rachel Stephenson Sheff

Major gift fundraising is an intuitive blend of art and science, with relationship-building at its core. In today’s global philanthropy landscape, the distance between donors and fundraisers is shrinking, with strategic partnerships on the rise and competition at its fiercest.… Read More

Book: Simple Acts to Change the World

Note from Beth:  As we head into the holiday season and year-end giving,  I invited Amy Neumann to share some thoughts about giving and her new book, “Simple Acts to Change the World.”

Guest Post: Giving the Gift of Giving by Amy Neumann

“Nothing else in life is such a maker of joy and cheer as the privilege of doing good.”

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Book: Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University Center for Ethics in Society, Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society, has just released a new book called “Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better.”… Read More