Keynote Speaker: Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference

I’m very excited to announce that I will be the keynote speaker at the Youth Philanthropy Connect conference in Disneyland this June! I enjoy sharing my passions and embrace the challenge of communicating new topics to enthusiastic people, so this should be a ton of fun. I’ll also be leading a few workshops while I’m… Continue reading Keynote Speaker: Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference

Wealthy Young Donors Push Charities to Show Results

Bottom line: This article argues that 20 and 30-somethings with wealth want to clearly see how their financial gift will advance a cause, but that they also respect established histories of giving in their family. Makes sense. I’m excited to see more stories in the coming years on what causes specifically millennial donors are giving… Continue reading Wealthy Young Donors Push Charities to Show Results

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013

Lucy Bernholz, a leading philanthropy scholar who writes one of my favorite philanthropy-related blogs, has released her fourth annual industry forecast through GrantCraft. And, for the first time, it’s free to download! Her predictions for 2013 are intriguing; I agree with most and can’t wait to see how they play out. I really love being… Continue reading Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013

The two groups, the twin engines of wealth-creation in our time, both donate substantially. But these rich are different from Fortune 500 CEOs. Hedge-fund and tech-sector donors aren’t content to write checks for established programs, says Bruce Flessner, a principal at Bentz Whaley Flessner, which advises non-profits on how to score grants. Rather, the hedgies… Continue reading


Last year I blogged about Brackets with Benefits (and April Madness, too!), and this year, another great way to get psyched for the NCAA tournament is to enter the One Percent Foundation's pool called Grant MADNESS. In this third annual competition for good, you donate $10 (the first 500 entries are matched by MerchSource… double… Continue reading Grant MADNESS

In the 18 – 35ish demographic?

Are you interested in or actively giving of your time and/or money? Please take this survey, which will hopefully collect some helpful data about how our generation donates and engages with nonprofits. It is a bit biased towards giving through technologies, but since there is less data about this currently, I’m ok with it. These… Continue reading In the 18 – 35ish demographic?

Imagine giving a little something everyday….

That’s exactly what Carlo Garcia (Twitter, Tumblr) has been doing for the last year and counting. This year, he basically picked one nonprofit organization a day, researched and wrote about it, and then donated usually $5 or $10. The organizations could (and did!) then use Carlo’s giving to get others on board, and readers of… Continue reading Imagine giving a little something everyday….