Monthly Issues

Graffiti painting of Dolly Parton

October 2022

Do you need a giving strategy? Maybe not—if you’re Dolly Parton. Also: a new micro loan program tries to prevent evictions, and how Laurene Powell Jobs’s foundation “goes beyond the grant.”

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Sand going through an hour glass

September 2022

How do you know “time-limited philanthropy” has arrived? Even the Gates Foundation is planning to spend itself out of existence. Plus, the ins and outs of QCDs, and the self-dealing rules that trip up even well-meaning trustees.

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A quarterback getting ready to throw the football

August 2022

How is Ronnie Lott’s foundation like an NFL scout? Then: a book about radical commitment to faith inspires one couple to make a life-changing financial pledge.

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July 2022

Here’s how knowledgeable donors support charities during down markets, and rebalance their portfolios in the process. Then, proof that more foundations are itching to spend themselves out of existence on purpose.

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A woman sitting in a wheelchair

June 2022

The numbers are clear: customers want more say in how corporations give. Is ‘stakeholder philanthropy’ the answer? Then, how one woman is helping people with disabilities escape Ukraine.

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