1. A Few Thoughts Towards More Inclusive Philanthropy

    By Nadia Owusu, Senior Associate for Knowledge and Organizational Development, Living Cities “I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids-and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man Last...

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  2. Crowdfunding for the Common Good: How Does it Drive Social Change?

    By Rachael Young, Program Officer, Mertz Gilmore Foundation and Steering Committee Member, EPIP-NY Crowdfunding platforms raised an estimated $5.1 billion worldwide in 2013, nearly twice the total for 2012. Although most of this booming investment is in private ventures, mission-driven crowdfunding platforms are also emerging on the leading edge of...

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  3. No More Heroes? Philanthropy in a post-Madiba world

    By Nicole Rose Nieman, 2013 Emerging Leaders International Fellow, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, The Graduate Center, CUNY “What is the role of philanthropy in the 21st Century?”  A friend challenged me before I left my home country, South Africa, for a semester fellowship in New York City this past fall. ...

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