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"It’s important to not default to the idea that only the public sector is responsible for addressing public problems."
Jill Blair, author of a new Aspen Institute study, offers ideas for getting nonprofits, businesses, and the most vulnerable to participate in policy work.
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"Get behind a vision and take risks."
Behind the Supreme Court victory was a lot of long-term, flexible support from grant makers that didn’t waver even after defeats.
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"I'm trying to preserve an entrepreneurial approach, which is to only give when I feel that there's a solution that's fully complete."
The former Facebook president and Napster co-founder said he will focus his philanthropy on civic engagement, global public health, and life sciences, and he plans give away all of its current assets — and more — during his lifetime.
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"Trish was extremely conscious of the need for her team to be not only working well together but also to be extremely inclusive." [Subscription]
Tricia Tchume is stepping down as national director of the YoungNonprofit Professionals Network after steering the group away from a focuson climbing the traditional career ladder.
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Tiny Spark discussed Paulson's gift with three experts who had different perspectives from one another. 
Experts from different backgrounds discuss high-profile donations like the one from John Paulson, a hedge-fund manager.
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Steven MacLaughlin, director of analytics at Blackbaud, writes that some view the slowdown as a sign that things have peaked. 
A Blackbaud analysis found that smaller and midsize groups have been seeing bigger gains.
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"Watchdog groups in the United States are good at clearly communicating with donors." [Subscription]
Nonprofit leaders in places like Czech Republic, Japan, and Taiwan are working on evaluation systems and building a culture of transparency and trust.
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"If this progress continues, it may provide real hope for some of the most pressing and intractable problems still facing the nation today." [Subscription]
But many beneficiaries say the evaluation mandate is a financial burden.
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Actress and comedian Mindy Kaling sought charity recommendations from her 4.1 million Twitter followers and donated to some fan favorites on her birthday.
The comedian and actress who appeared on The Office sent traffic skyward at several nonprofits after asking for suggestions on where to donate.
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Check out this week's roundup of notable gifts!
Other gifts supported the humanities, civil-war history, medical research, and more.
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See this week's roundup of news on nonprofit executives!
Plus, the chief executive of the American Ballet Theatre leaves for the Music Center in Los Angeles, and more news about nonprofit executives in our weekly roundup.
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"The long shadow that inequality casts on social innovation darkens the lives and future of millions of American children."
A lack of innovation is why 80 percent of children eligible for the summer meals program aren’t participating.
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