Future Philanthropy: The Tech, Trends & Talent Defining New Civic Leadership, have been announced as the winner of the ‘social change’ category at the 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the largest international book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors. I’m thrilled that my book (that was born out of this blog) has […]Read More Future philanthropy Wins International Indie Book Award!!!
I have been reading up on the concept of narrative therapy after an article on LinkedIn recently piqued my interest. Not only from a personal point of view – after all, understanding our experiences are our experiences and that our past has to be seen as a window rather than as a mirror – but, […]Read More Retelling the stories of our career – Narrative therapy for nonprofit fundraisers.
To Sherylynn Sealy, philanthropy means giving, sharing wealth, and investment, but it is quite obvious that there is something much more spiritual in her motivations, thoughts and actions. This interview showed me that saying philanthropy is both an art and a science does its role in our community a real disservice, it ultimately includes a […]Read More [Rising Stars In Philanthropy] The Art Of Faith In A More Courageous Philanthropy
It’s 2022! The year we have been optimistically waiting for the past month – the year we move out of the fog of COVID and the year we get back to normal. The year where our resolutions could be grander than simply ‘getting through the year’ or ‘having a drink with my friends’. But after […]Read More 100 Small Ways To Lift Up Your Nonprofit Career This Year Without Really Trying…
2021 was a big year for me and this blog with my book coming out at the end of October. The blog really primed the sector for my project and was a great/natural extension for my thoughts on the sector and where it may go over the coming decade. I look forward to 2022 with […]Read More TOP 5 FUTURE PHILANTHOPY POSTS of ’21
Over the past couple of years I’ve found myself beginning to change my tune on the impact of bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations as a transformative source of charity over the short- to mid-term, from negligible to fathomable, meaning that there may be some depth to it. Look, I’m intrigued by the proposition of digital […]Read More 5 PREDICTIONS FOR THE USE OF CRYPTOCURRENCY & BLOCKCHAIN IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR NEXT YEAR
Nonprofits and associations within the sector are beginning to use virtual reality, augmented reality, 360 video, and other innovative storytelling vehicles to help advance their missions with some encouraging (if not, exceptional) results. So how far away is the charitable sector from using VR as a legitimate communications and fundraising tool? We take a look […]Read More 5 PREDICTIONS FOR THE USE OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR NEXT YEAR
Have you ever been on a sales or demo call for a tech platform and felt a strange disconnect with its narrative, stats, lingo, and insights? Like it doesn’t understand your services or impact and feels it necessary to “techsplain” all of your digital deficiencies? Well, you’re not alone. According to NetChange’s survey of technology […]Read More [RISING STARS IN PHILANTHROPY] Learnings from the Lilypad – A Tech Marketplace For Good.
I just had to write about a recent Senate bill introduced by Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) which, if passed would reform the tax laws that cover charitable donations, and in particular those made to, and by Donor Advised Funds (DAFs), with the goal of this new legislation being for philanthropic funds […]Read More THE CASE TO DEMOCRATIZE (& DIGITIZE) DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
AI can help identify and reduce the impact of human biases, but it can also make the problem worse by baking in and deploying biases at scale in sensitive application areas. For example, as the investigative news site ProPublica has found, a criminal justice algorithm used in Broward County, Florida, mislabeled African-American defendants as ‘high […]Read More IS FUNDING ACADEMIA OUR FIRST & LAST LINE OF DEFENCE AGAINST BIASES IN AI?