An update on policy, corporate pledges to address systemic racism

Apr 21, 2021
Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, on overhauling policing and how companies are fighting racism.
People march through the streets on April 20, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia, after the guilty verdict was announced for the ex-cop who murdered George Floyd.
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How helpful is the sell 1, donate 1 business model?

Apr 12, 2021
To have the greatest effect, in many cases, it’s better to donate money than a specific item.
A pair of Toms shoes. A child may need shoes, but what if other needs are more pressing?
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How this independent movie theater reopened for in-person screenings

Nov 30, 2020
Individual donations and corporate philanthropy have helped the Belcourt’s bottom line.
Seats roped off for social distancing inside one of the Belcourt Theatre’s screening rooms in Nashville.
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Money for charity can languish in donor-advised funds. This couple wants to change that.

Aug 11, 2020
David and Jennifer Risher are challenging fellow philanthropists to give more of their money away.
David and Jennifer Risher of San Francisco launched #HalfMyDAF, promising to match donor-advised fund grants of up to $1 million as a challenge to other wealthy donors to make sure funds are getting to those who need them.
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How the president of the Ford Foundation would reimagine the economy

Jul 2, 2020
“We begin first by asking the question: Why is there so much inequality in our society?” Darren Walker says.
"Inequality makes people believe that the systems that are supposed to serve them are rigged — are designed by we privileged Americans to benefit us, at their expense," Darren Walker said.
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The psychology of giving

And why a thank you goes a long way.
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We should treat inequality as injustice, says Ford Foundation President Darren Walker

Dec 20, 2019
"We're getting a distorted capitalism that does not produce shared prosperity," says Walker.
"We're getting a sort of distorted capitalism that does not produce shared prosperity," said Walker.
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Changing the field of philanthropy

With the exception of humanitarian aid, the majority of funding isn't reaching people of color, according to author and philanthropy expert Edgar Villanueva.
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Christian group encourages young donors by highlighting the joy in charitable giving

Jun 19, 2019
Generous Giving is urging a move away from doctrine to appeal to a wider donor base.
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A money coach for the wealthy

Jan 2, 2019
For Iris Brilliant, the first step is to ask clients to not get richer.
Iris Brilliant is a money coach based in Berkeley, California.
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