Rising Seas, Bigger Pledges: Are We Entering a New Era of Climate Philanthropy?

Rising Seas, Bigger Pledges: Are We Entering a New Era of Climate Philanthropy?

$3 billion in recent climate pledges shows that funders are taking a more urgent stance on a global crisis. Is this just the beginning of a much larger wave of support? And why are some people so skeptical of the new commitments?

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Growing Pains: A Regional University's Foray into Big-Time Fundraising Raises Questions of Donor Influence

Growing Pains: A Regional University's Foray into Big-Time Fundraising Raises Questions of Donor Influence

As regional universities thrive in an era of big philanthropy, some find themselves grappling with the pervasive issue of undue donor influence. A $50 million gift to Saint Louis University provides an instructive case study.

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Hope’s Next Act: Who’s Giving Big to the Obama Foundation—And Why?

Hope’s Next Act: Who’s Giving Big to the Obama Foundation—And Why?

The Obama Foundation is raising a ton of money as the former president builds a platform to advance his longstanding passion for strengthening U.S. democracy and civic life. Where’s all this cash coming from?

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Behind the Creation of the New Social Justice Fund at the Pittsburgh Foundation

Behind the Creation of the New Social Justice Fund at the Pittsburgh Foundation

The Pittsburgh Foundation recently unveiled a new Social Justice Fund that was co-designed in partnership with nine local leaders to support social justice work in the region. Here’s a closer look at this unusual effort.

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Jeff Bezos is Doing Smart Philanthropy. Now He Needs to Show Real Moral Leadership

Jeff Bezos is Doing Smart Philanthropy. Now He Needs to Show Real Moral Leadership

As Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos turn to large-scale giving, they’re targeting two urgent but neglected areas. That’s smart. But if Jeff is really worried about inequality, his real power lies in changing how Amazon operates.

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