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Marc Gunther
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Father, husband, writer, runner, baseball fan, traveler, Jew
Father, husband, writer, runner, baseball fan, traveler, Jew

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Water for People, a nonprofit that provides clean water and sanitation to the global poor, stands out for its transparency and commitment to sustainability. It's the exception, in a sector of the charity world with a less than stellar track record.

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Foundations are taking money that could be devoted to their programs – to alleviate global poverty, improve education, support medical research promote the arts — and transferring it to wealthy asset managers. They should know better, and they do. That's the topic of my new blogpost.

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Meat consumption appears to be on the rise again, despite all the attention paid to animal welfare issues, the environmental impact of meat and health effects. What's to be done? Kristie Middletown of the Humane Society of the US has ideas, in her new book Meat-Less, which I write about on my Nonprofit Chronicles blog.

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One of the very best ways to help people in poor countries is to enable them to move to rich countries, temporarily or permanently. In my new blogpost, I look at a program to help Haitian migrants come to the US--and ask why migration is an overlooked way to alleviate poverty.

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In my new blogpost, a look at environmental NGOs, their partnerships with big business--and their limits. As the Trump administration prepares to roll back environmental protection and withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, corporate America mostly silent. This is a big problem.

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How can we identify the most efficient, effective charities? Would transparency about prices help? Or would they distort the "market for good"? I explore those questions in my latest blogpost. 

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What should we do to help the global poor? In a new book called Experimental Conversations, Timothy Ogden talks with development economists (and others) about randomized control trials, and what they tell us about anti-poverty efforts. We know less about what works that you would think.

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This is a time when activists, nonprofits and foundations should be thinking hard about their strategies, and trying to figure out what works. In that spirit, I take a critical look at shareholder advocacy in my new blogpost.

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The National Institutes of Health and the Gates Foundation made a $30.5 million grant to study cookstoves last fall. It's likely the biggest grant ever to the sector. So why are "stoves" unhappy? And do they have a point? My new blogpost explains.

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This is a time when all nonprofit groups should be looking inwards and asking, what works and what doesn't and how can we do better. A small animal welfare group called The Humane League is exemplary, as I explain in my new blogpost.
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