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Topic: “Grantmaking”

7 Types of Successful Philanthropists

By now, it is safe to assume that at least one person in the philanthropic industry has advised you that achieving your funding goals is greatly based on your ongoing funder-fundee relationship…and they are right. But truly understanding the type of funder you are, and matching with similar-minded nonprofit leadership, is one of the most... Read More

The Healing Power of “No”

Forgive me for stating the obvious, but the word “no” has a negative connotation. And that’s a shame because, if used properly, “no” might actually be the ultimate philanthropic teaching and learning tool. We live in a society where so many of us are afraid to say that magic word— “no”— and so, we become... Read More

Why Academic Research Should Be Part of Every Giving Portfolio

Benefunder is fueling innovation by providing a marketplace for researchers and philanthropists to come together to solve some of the biggest problems facing our world. Consider these statistics: 50% of wealth creation in the U.S. since WWII can be directly attributed to a research grant. Research impacts all cause areas: environment, life sciences, technology, education, and... Read More

Three Ways to Keep Delusional Altruism From Undermining Your Philanthropy

Every philanthropist or philanthropic organization means well—it’s the nature of the business after all. And, as philanthropies, we all try to make decisions that are in service to our missions, represent good stewardship, and result in the greatest impact. But sometimes, in making those very decisions, we unintentionally do more to damage our impact than... Read More