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Not Just Money: Where is the Money Going?

Today, Helicon Collaborative released Not Just Money: Equity Issues in Cultural Philanthropy, a research study conducted with funding from the Surdna Foundation. The study continues our examination of inequities in arts funding in the U.S., starting with Fusing Art, Culture… Read More

Covering Philanthropy in Changing Times

From Aaron Dorfman of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and the grant makers Cathy Cha, Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, and Lateefah Simon: "5 Questions for Philanthropy to Ponder After 100 Days of Trump" Read More

Estate Taxes and Charity

To the Editor: Re “The Rising Power of Philanthropy” (Op-Ed, June 20): David Callahan is right that philanthropy can make a big difference in tackling stubborn social problems, and that this philanthropic boom should be viewed… Read More

Go Behind Celebrities’ Ceremonial School Donation Checks

“Most grants do come with terms and conditions and a written grant agreement,” said Aaron Dorfman, president and CEO of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Donors “want to make sure that they have a legal,… Read More

Change in the South Requires Focus on Wealth Building, Report Finds

Philanthropic investments in the South should focus on building locally created and owned wealth in marginalized communities, a report from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and Grantmakers for Southern Progress argues. Read the entire article. Read More

GuideStar’s Reversal on ‘Hate’ Flags Sparks Debate Over Role of Charity-Information Sites

"There’s an important role in our sector for watchdogs and critics and people who are willing to be truth tellers," said Aaron Dorfman, chief executive of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. "It’s hurtful to the… Read More


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