What are the long-term benefits of Olympic games to cities? Do these events tend to reduce inequities and expand opportunities, or do they exacerbate existing disparities?
David Maurrasse, Author at State of the Planet
Partnerships between communities, governments, nonprofits, and the private sector have been emerging as important pathways to developing local solutions.
In the first half of 2020, philanthropic giving was high, but only 5% of it was specifically designated for BIPOC communities.
Black communities and organizations receive blatantly low philanthropic funding. To fix this, foundations must examine their values and the populations they serve.
The repercussions of COVID-19 are being felt around the world. A variety of forms of philanthropy have surfaced in response.
In an effective democratic society, philanthropy should complement and expand on government action and resources.
In his new book, Philanthropy and Society, research scholar David Maurrasse highlights strategic and inclusive tactics that help philanthropic institutions to more effectively serve their communities.
Nonprofit organizations face pressures to focus spending on external operations and pull back on central administrative costs, but this emphasis can undermine the ability of the organization to effectively deliver its services. The concept of “patient capital” offers another point of view.
In November 2016, the Anchor Institutions Task Force held its annual conference in New York City. Over 150 representatives from a variety of anchor institutions and partner organizations came together to discuss how anchor institutions can make valuable contributions to community and economic development through local partnerships.
Despite the significance of anchor institutions to local economies, popular and political discourse does not always emphasize their importance. Anchor institutions, such as universities and hospitals, provide various employment opportunities while contributing to the health of local economies in other ways.