By Lisa Greer When my husband and I became philanthropists, I knew that I wanted to open a donor advised fund. Donor Advised Funds are the fastest-growing vehicle for charitable giving in the US. According to the 2018 Giving USA report, America is home to … [Read more...] about What a Donor Needs to Know When They Open a Donor Advised Fund
By Matt Williams The origin stories of the development of Institutional Review Boards for the Ethical Treatment of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) serve in-part as founding myths, part cautionary tales, and part nightmarish histories that are familiar to all researchers. I … [Read more...] about Elevating the Ethics of Evaluation in the Jewish Community
By Lonny Goldsmith [Author’s Note: In the second half of 2018, TC Jewfolk received two anonymous letters, indicating that the St.Paul Federation was, “not transparent with donors and volunteers.” After examining these claims against the Transparency section of the St. Paul Fede … [Read more...] about Amidst Financial Struggles, St. Paul Federation Looks To Move Forward
By Deena Fuchs
At a recent gathering, conversation turned to AVI CHAI’s impending spend-down at the close of 2019. A number of colleagues expressed interest in hearing more about the spend-down and its implications. I was actually surprised by the request for more information. … [Read more...] about An Open Book:
How AVI CHAI’s Spend Down is Impacting its Work
Working in the nonprofit sector is not a decision to take a vow of poverty. None choose to work in this sector to get rich, but nor should they be committed to be poor.
By Richard Marker
This post is not a political post about the current president of the United States. … [Read more...] about Do [Philanthropic] Ends Justify [Philanthropic] Means?
Two Examples of Philanthro-ethics and Equity