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Cross-Border Philanthropy and Counterterrorism Regulations: Guidance for U.S. Grantmakers

Charitable giving plays a critical role in the global response to humanitarian, development, environmental, and other challenges. U.S. grantmakers recognize the important function fulfilled by cross-border philanthropy, and have long played a leadership role in this domain. Philanthropic dollars flowing abroad from the United States have steadily increased over the past several decades and show... Read More

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

Social Impact Culture: Three Strategies to Help Your Family Foundation Connect With the Next Generation

How does today’s social impact culture affect the way you engage your children and grandchildren in your family’s philanthropy? That’s a question many trustees of America’s 42,000 family foundations are asking themselves as they look more closely at strategies to fulfill community passions, conduct responsible grantmaking, and inspire a philanthropic legacy for the next generation.... Read More