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?
I have always been fascinated by faith based organizing as to me it’s an authentic progression of translating your values, beliefs and what those have taught you into practice. Another key piece of this is of course the infrastructure, the churches, gathering places scattered throughout our neighborhoods that welcome all and are historically (and still remain currently) […]Read More [RISING STARS IN PHILANTHROPY] No Money, No Mission – The Evolving Nature of Faith Based Fundraising
We talk a lot about systems change, understanding that if built, rebuilt, or—in more passionate circles—dismantled, then that can allow people to thrive, and our society to thrive with it. Systems are key, that’s true. But the “system” as it were still needs people to review it, ideate it, and, of course, implement it. I […]Read More THE GREAT RESIGNATION SHOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO IDENTIFY & INVEST IN THE TALENT OF TOMORROW’S NONPROFITS, NOT AS A REACTIONARY STRATEGY TO REPLACE THEM