In her lifetime, Margaret A. Cargill gave away money anonymously and spontaneously. In this interview, Christy Morse, CEO of the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, talks about carrying on her legacy.
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Bill and Melinda Gates meet a mother and child in Mapinga, Tanzania.
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In reading the annual Gates letter, a theologian wonders: Is there a way to acknowledge the pessimists’ accurate rendering of reality and still retain an optimistic rendering of the future?
Philanthropy has an enormous capacity to foster and sustain experiments, to take risks and try things that others can’t without a guarantee of success, says the president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
When the John Merck Fund decided to spend all its money within 10 years, the move inspired a new strategy and heightened board members' focus, say two siblings who serve their family foundation.
As the first full-time director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, William Enright helped transform the conversation about congregations, money and faith.
In a time of great needs and limited resources, congregations are increasingly looking to outside sources to help fund their charitable programs. A former Duke Endowment officer has some advice on how churches can connect with the world of philanthropy.
Public theology is what ordinary people do as they live out their faith in unpretentious ways beyond the confines of their religious congregations, on the public squares of their world, says the director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.
A tax-deduction thank-you letter is no longer enough. Donors today want to know more, so transparency and accountability are critical to a nonprofit's success, says an executive with DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding website for public school teachers.
To grow their financial base, Christian leaders will need to show how their work is transforming communities.