Global social investing: A preliminary overview

Posted on October 29, 2001 by Paula Johnson

Growing interdependence argues for global approaches to global issues, yet little information exists on the sources, mechanisms or impact of global social investment worldwide. This report discusses the obstacles that have barred the widespread practice of gobal social investing and its potential to address critical global problems… Read More

Doing Well By Doing Good

Posted on October 28, 2001 by Stephen Johnson

“Most people have a philanthropic tendency, it just has to be cultivated. I had a client who just didn’t realize that he had choices. But given the opportunity he began to think about his community and making a difference.”… Read More

The Five Percent Minimum Payout Requirement

Posted on December 1, 2000 by Council on Foundations

The purpose behind the minimum payout requirement is to prevent foundations from simply receiving gifts, investing the assets and never spending any funds on charitable purposes. This report, developed by the Council on Foundations, describes the payout requirement, how to calculate payout, penalties for violating the rule, and other details relating to this important requirement for private foundations… Read More

Philanthropy for the Wise Donor-Investor: a Primer for Families on Strategic Giving

Posted on October 31, 2000 by Ellen Remmer

Philanthropy is fundamentally an expression of values. For it to be rewarding, we believe it should reflect the interests and passions of family members.At the same time, it should be strategic and effective. Combining these goals successfully requires careful planning, a proven process crafted for each family’s specific needs, and commitment to long-term personal involvement… Read More

What’s a Donor to Do?

Posted on August 21, 2000 by Ellen Remmer

The report is structured around the stages of a donor's evolution and growth -- beginning the journey as a passive, largely uninformed giver, and progressing up the philanthropic curve to become an energetic, high-impact donor. We conceive this developmental growth in three stages… Read More

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